04 August 2008

Shrubbery not Suburbanites

"We should have a countywide goal to tear down two houses for every new home," said Paul Oyaski, Cuyahoga County's development director.

Shaker Heights' move runs counter to urban planning a decade ago, when officials urged development to boost property taxes, income taxes and business traffic. Now, Shaker Heights is at the forefront of a national movement to keep the cleared lots populated with shrubbery, not suburbanites.
-Foster's Daily Democrat, Portland, Maine

1 comment:

5chw4r7z said...

Thats interesting, in the 90's the trend was for Shaker Heights, Lyndhurst and Beachwood to tear down a couple big houses and build a small subdivision with six HUGE houses.
I'm glad some people are coming to their senses.