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Apartments & condos are banned in most of Chicago
by Steven Vance
The discussion of whether to allow zoning districts that ban multi-family housing is still hot across the United States, but no hotter than in conversation around SB50 in California. SB50 is a proposed legislation that would prevent municipalities from places limits on housing density below a certain amount near train and ferry stations and some bus routes. The legislation would also implement several protections to prevent displacement of people who rent their homes while also giving certain communities time to adopt their own legislation instead of SB50.
Part of the discussion, however, includes the role of limiting who can live in a community, and where, because of the prevalence of single-family zoning.
In the bulk of CA, it's illegal to build any type of housing other than single family homes. #SB50, the...
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