Real estate, conservative groups argue restrictive local zoning adds costs and delays
Lobbyists for the real estate industry and a conservative law firm want lawmakers to remove hurdles for developers as Wisconsin faces a shortage of affordable housing.
The Wisconsin Realtors Association and Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty, or WILL, argue restrictive zoning codes and an "unpredictable" approval process at the local level is adding costs and delays for developers that contributes to higher home prices. They called for changes to zoning codes that would allow projects to receive approval without special review by local governments as long as they comply with zoning standards. The process is often referred to as "by-right zoning" or development by right...
Ken Notes: This will take a team effort. If we make it easier and faster to build 500K homes on smaller lots we are not accomplishing what we need to.
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