The Metro regional government is seeking public feedback on how to accommodate up to 300,000 new homes by 2030. To expand the urban growth boundary or not to expand. The Metro Council produced a preliminary report earlier this spring, and before the official draft comes out in September, they'd like to receive comments on the plan - due no later than June 30.
(1) People live and work in vibrant communities where they can choose to walk for pleasure and to meet their everyday needs.
(2) Current and future residents benefit from the region’s sustained economic competitiveness and prosperity.
(3) People have safe and reliable transportation choices that enhance their quality of life.
(4) The region is a leader in minimizing contributions to global warming.
(5) Current and future generations enjoy clean air, clean water and healthy ecosystems.
(6) The benefits and burdens of growth and change are distributed equitably.
"The real issue is what type of housing those people live in. Builders want huge swaths of land that they can build the same house like an assembly line.This mens more profit for them, but homogeneity and poor planning for the city," he writes.