Portland, Oregon pioneered the "Smart Growth" planning concepts now championed by Marin County Planners and the Association of Bay Area Governments. They believe in restricting growth to infill housing and setting urban growth boundaries. By subdividing single family lots and building "tall and skinny" houses, and apartment buildings, they fit more people per acre, leaving open space untouched. This is what planners want to do in Marinwood-Lucas Valley.
Here are two examples in Portland, Oregon:
IN PORTLAND, FIVE SLIM-LINE HOUSES NOW OCCUPY THE SPACE ONCE OCCUPIED BY THE WHITE HOUSE ABOVE
Small side yards become single family homes in this example.
The Marinwood Priority Development Area (all land east of Las Gallinas) is likely to become condominiums and apartments at a minimum 30 units per acre to a maximum 50 units per acre. (3 to 5 story apartment buildings). All other land in Marinwood-Lucas Valley is likely to become 20 units per acre or slightly more intense development than the above example.
Is this the kind of community you want to live in? We need you to speak up against the 2012 Housing Element and Plan Bay Area that will forever urbanize Marinwood-Lucas Valley.
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see related story: Priority Development Area will Urbanize Marinwood-Lucas Valley