Co-ops help make urban housing more affordable, and emphasize sharing, democratic process and consensus building among their members.
Creating Walkable Mixed-Use Neighborhoods
Comfortable pedestrian access to stores, restaurants and other businesses, co-mingled with neighborhoods, reduces the need to own cars and encourages social connections.
Encouraging Development of Smaller Homes
Small and micro homes help keep housing prices affordable, require fewer materials to build and lower utilities to live comfortably, and encourage living with less “stuff.”
McMansion Ordinances/Overlay Zones Limiting Square Footage
Cities nationwide are preserving historic neighborhoods and facilitating smaller residential footprints via McMansion Ordinances.