Communities Examining Effect of Single-Family Zoning on Housing Issues Look to GR Example
As communities nationwide begin to examine the effects of single-family zoning on the density and affordability of housing, Grand Rapids has emerged as an example of how cities can function in the absence of those regulations.
When it rewrote its zoning ordinance in 2007 as part of a new city master plan, Grand Rapids eliminated most single-family zoning. At the time, the effort focused on growth principles to provide for a variety of different housing types at diverse price points.
Article by Sydney Smith, MiBiz.com, August 2019