A college town takes on exclusionary zoning

Thursday, July 28, 2022

Single-family zoning could soon be a thing of the past in one of the nation’s biggest classic college towns, with lawmakers set to vote next week on a proposal that would effectively eliminate it. If the measure passes, Gainesville, Florida — home of the University of Florida — would join cities such as Minneapolis and Tacoma, Washington, as well as states such as California and Oregon, that have seized on zoning reform as a solution to the housing affordability crisis.

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