Interesting maps in new Bloomberg article on housing in California

By Noah Buhayar and Christopher Cannon : bloomberg – excerpt (includes great set of maps)

California, the land of golden dreams, has become America’s worst housing nightmare.

Recent wildfires have only heightened the stakes for a state that can’t seem to build enough new homes…

SB 50 calls for designating ◼Jobs-rich areas to ensure that areas with good public schools and easy access to employment have plenty of housing—even if they aren’t close to transit. Cities would have to allow for the same density in these communities as they do for areas a quarter-mile from a major bus stop. Because the bill doesn’t specifically define what makes a jobs-rich area, UrbanFootprint approximated where these might be drawing on previous work mapping high-opportunity areas in California.…

Any number of homes have to be allowed within a ◼quarter-mile of a major bus stop1, within height and yard limits.…(more)


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