Zoning may unintentionally bar housing alternatives

The move to support “aging in place” has some cities looking at their zoning laws. At a conference on livable communities, a New York State official suggested: “Local zoning laws are the greatest obstacle to senior housing alternatives.”

Many zoning ordinances are still based on the American Dream of single family home ownership, rather than on meeting the mixed use needs of seniors.

From “Enable people in your community to age in place,
presentation by Linda King, New York State Department of State


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