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Old Posted Aug 29, 2019, 3:22 PM
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Originally Posted by LA21st View Post
Yea, it's getting frustrating seeing LA building all these mixed use 7 story buildings when it should really be adding 20-30 story towers in many nieghborhoods. They're building some of these, but it's not enough.
For me, it's the opposite at least in regards to Chicago.

Until the Rahm years, in Chicago you would either get 40 story buildings downtown or townhomes/SFH/3-4 story buildings in the neighborhoods.

With Rahm's TOD ordinance and the rise of the rental boom, we finally started to get more "magic middle" type buildings out in the neighborhoods. We started seeing more 7,8,10, etc story apartment buildings get built all over the place with reduced parking.

Fast forward to today, with an onslaught of Communists who've joined the city council who want WAY more affordable housing than is economical and who otherwise resent the professional classes who are occupying these new buildings, as well as legitimate practical concerns (at certain subway stops the trains are basically at capacity) and we are now seeing a slowdown in this type of development.
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