To Solve Housing Shortage, Build Dense Communities in Unincorporated Areas

Source: Cato Institute
by Marc Joffe

“Many Southern California cities are struggling to implement state mandates to increase housing production. Yet while the state needs more housing, it is politically challenging to squeeze more units into fully built out cities whose residents are accustomed to single family homes. To thread the needle, governments should encourage new dense developments in unincorporated areas. … It may seem counterintuitive to build dense communities in unincorporated areas that are relatively far from rail lines and workplaces. But such communities may be attractive to the growing ranks of remote workers and retirees around the state.” (11/14/22)