http://mv-voice.com/square/print/2007/12/02/denser-housing-on-way-out


Town Square

Denser housing on way out?

Original post made on Dec 2, 2007

A majority of the City Council sent a message to developers Tuesday that it wants "quality over quantity" in housing projects as it reconsiders city policies that increase housing density.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, November 30, 2007, 12:00 AM

Comments

Posted by Ralph Winstead, a resident of Monta Loma
on Dec 2, 2007 at 6:45 pm

Quality? How about shopping and traffic and the fact that in the last 20 years or so we have lost a nice shopping mall (J.C Penneys Mayfield mall), a grocery store near Monta Loma, (luckys, Alfabeta or what ever), The Old Mill Shopping Center and in a few years, Sears. Oh yea, dont forget what would now be called Luckys accross from Safeway on California. I dont think it matters if you live on the tracks for easyer commuting if you have to drive ten minutes to get to a place to buy food or what ever. Dont forget that a car does the most polluting during the first 5 minutes of warming up. High density houseing may be OK if there are enough services within walking distance. Quality of life is what I think about now.