Tying into the Jane Jacobs story is the Free Enterprise Forum’s “Locked Out” report, released yesterday. From their press release:
The â€œLocked Outâ€ report finds that just 16% of Albemarle homes are available to families earning median income. The report also finds Albemarle County has the largest planning department staff, the largest comprehensive plan and the longest approval time for subdivisions … the â€œLocked Outâ€ report seeks to identify existing regulatory barriers and encourage an open cost/benefit analysis between regulation and affordability.Â The report includes an analysis of new urbanist design regulations, growth boundaries and their impact on land use patterns.
So much to read …