|Going greener all the while: The resolution incentivizes retention of affordable|
small homes instead of wasting them for living larger and less efficiently.
Neighborhoods highlighted in green back the resolution.
|City planner Barry Manning (middle) waits for the neighbors|
turning up to take a walk in Richmond last summer.
Neighbors at the Richmond event almost wanted to mutiny. "We don't need to go on any walk," one neighbor shouted. "We can settle this right here." City planner Barry Manning managed to keep things on track. Hopefully, some of those same neighbors turned out last night at Richmond's meeting to show their support for more thoughtful planning and development that benefits all.
There's a lengthy writeup on the resolution at BikePortland.org, just wishing "density" never made it in the headline. United Neighborhoods for Reform takes no position on density. It only aims to maintain our stock of affordable housing, and to encourage more positive development in the neighborhoods.