By Tony Bizjak | September 30, 2021 | The Sacramento Bee
Dov Kadin took an added risk three years ago when he bought his first home, a bungalow in North Oak Park: The young Sacramento professional built an “accessory dwelling unit” at the back of his lot to rent out.
On July 12, 2021, at a Special Environmental Council of Sacramento (ECOS) meeting (Joint Session: Land Use & Transportation, Air Quality and Climate Change Committees) architect David Mogavero spoke to ECOS.
How can we encourage infill development and discourage green-field development?
David Mogavero is a Board Member of the Council of Infill Builders, and a past president of ECOS.
David Mogavero addressed these questions:
How do we calculate infill capacity?
How many market-rate and affordable dwelling units will we need in our region?
How much infill housing development capacity do we have?
Would still we need more greenfield development?
What density criteria are used to determine needed infill development capacity?
What are potential problems with larger high-density infill developments?
Nearby residents often resist higher density, affordable housing near transit hubs.
Small, high-density infill development problems:
Do we need accessory dwelling units (ADUs) and multiplex housing?
How can we make small projects easier to finance and build?