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Posted on December 5 at 5:29 p.m.

John Adams
I'm not assuming that all people living in smaller units are low income. My question remains unanswered. Can a developer build smaller, higher density units with fewer parking requirements in higher rent markets?

On 'Height Shock' for Haley Street?

Posted on December 5 at 10:22 a.m.

So the question is......does the AUD apply to low income housing only?
If not, then the parking issue is huge since one parking space per unit will definitely hammer our streets with parked cars.
Anybody know the answer??

On 'Height Shock' for Haley Street?

Posted on July 26 at 6:42 a.m.

Hugely controversial but the vote was unanimous?

On Less Parking, More Housing

Posted on July 26 at 6:12 a.m.

So this will stop the flood of large luxury condos being built for rent?
Didn't know that was a problem.
And it's an experiment but it lasts for 8 years?
Sounds pretty permanent to me.

On Less Parking, More Housing

Posted on June 24 at 9:24 a.m.

Recently architects had a contest to design the best high density building down town? They all had the same problem. Providing the needed space for cars was impossible when they increased density while keeping cost down. So choosing hi density means choosing streets filled to the brim with cars.
And yes, lower income folks have just as many cars as middle income ones, they're just a little older.

On Architecture Creates Attitude

Posted on June 23 at 7:56 a.m.

Sellers shouldn't be denied because a particular niche is "saturated". Variety equals the best choices at the best price.
No space? Ha! Get a bigger parking lot. There's plenty of em.

On Farmers Market Lawsuit Heats Up

Posted on June 18 at 7:38 a.m.

39 parking spaces for 37 units???
Not to worry, I'm sure all the residents will drive just one electric vehicle per family as well as ride the bus and walk to work in the down town core.
Translation: downtown units can never provide the required two car parking and remain feasible. Sooo.......slam the on street parking with another 50 or 60 cars. Area residents and everyone else WILL feel this.

On Alma del Pueblo Taking Shape

Posted on February 1 at 6:19 a.m.

The "tunnels" sound like a new version of the "peripheral canal" which would have diverted water around the Sacramento River Delta and straight to southern California for us to drink. An environmental disaster that would have ruined the ecology of the Delta by reducing fresh water flow needed to hold back salt water intrusion from the ocean. One of the most productive farming regions in the world would also have been ruined. But hey, the votes are in SoCal so Jerry pushes on!

On Jackson Gets Her Marching Orders

Posted on November 21 at 10:50 a.m.

"Caruso always anticipated filling the feasability gap with equity" . Welcome to Santa Barbara! No income property in this town will provide cash flow with NO down payment (equity). A tax rebate would be quite nice for any property investor as well as make any property more valuable.

On Would the Miramar Ever Make Money?

Posted on June 8 at 10:47 p.m.

Eckerman. You are a chump....only if you are willing to pay more than the fair cost for what you desire. Many feel that a fair cost is often not arrived at when the folks setting the pay have been given money by those they are setting pay for. Is that so hard to understand?

On June Election Results: Favorites Hold the Line

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