Idea: inner city

C x almost 2 years ago

Create incentives for affordable housing, such as reduced property tax rate for those within a 5-mile radius of the city core (both St. Paul and Mpls.)  Any "gentrification" must include a set percentage of affordable units.

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Gopher Guy almost 2 years ago

Affordable housing is important, but the city cannot mandate that all developments include a set percentage of affordable units.  You'll destroy incentives to build high-end, higher-quality buildings.  There are already programs in place that incentivize developments with affordable housing.

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Gabe x almost 2 years ago

Just make it easier to build more buildings in the core. More supply = lower price. Stop subsidising exurban living.

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Julie Wabi almost 2 years ago

TOO mcuh subsidies ar given for companies to expand far out Everyone pay for sprawl .!

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Pablo Mones almost 2 years ago

ALL the millions that are being spent on parking lots and ramps for commuters could have build alot of housings near transit in the cities and first ring suburbs.  

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Jeb Hagan almost 2 years ago

How would you legally define gentrification?

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Jay Wilkinson over 1 year ago

A huge % of subsidized housing and much of the unsubsidized affordable housing is already in those 5 mile rings.  

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eva pinex 8 months ago

Reduce parkingnrequirement to reduce cost

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