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Old Today, 07:34 PM
 
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Even if we legalized it, no one is trying to throw up towers everywhere ITP. There is not demand for that.

Also, mid-rises are typically better for density. That is mostly what we are trying to legalize in much of the "growth" areas. But in the "conservation" areas duplexes / ADUs / Missing-middle is the highest density.

The narrative of the big bad "tower" next to grandma's cottage is a distraction.
Where in downtown or midtown is this density prevented? It looks like almost all of Midtown and Downtown fall under SPI-1 or SPI-16. And if large residential buildings are being built there, what's preventing more?
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Old Today, 08:00 PM
 
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Where in downtown or midtown is this density prevented? It looks like almost all of Midtown and Downtown fall under SPI-1 or SPI-16. And if large residential buildings are being built there, what's preventing more?

Downtown and midtown are fairly decent zoning wise (Now. 25 years ago was a very different story). Some ongoing improvements and hopefully a simplification of the zoning code instead of these special use districts needed. Other areas are more of a priority for zoning updates / legalizing more density.

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I think everyone agrees that we could add the density, but the question is should it be done. It seems our low density sets us apart and could be viewed as a good thing.
Fair comment, but if the metro is growing, it makes more sense to have a good bit of it closer in, instead of all in Forsyth County and beyond.

Sooner or later, that means more and more jobs move that way. It becomes more and more difficult to use transit to move people around when the jobs get dispersed. And eventually, the market gets segmented, which means less economic mobility and makes the area less attractive to employers as many of the skilled people in the MSA won't be available.
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