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Discovery Idea:


Cities are rezoning in an effort to accommodate increases in population. Change is often the driver for rezoning which lean towards increasing density. To gain this, a city may opt to no longer support the lowest of density uses...a single family house.

What is density?

Density is often expressed as the number of units or apartments. Invariably, city zoning that increases its density also increases its building size. 

This may lead to taller buildings, smaller yards around buildings or both.

Density increases are meant to spur developers to build and attract more people which, in turn, attracts commercial real estate such as retail services.

Minneapolis is a city that recently made it official: their new plan does not allow for single family home construction.