“Infill “…it’s what on the zoning menu for your town too.

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 Friends of Neighborhood Zoning writes:

“You moved into your home and never thought that someone could demolish the home next door and put two in it’s place. Look across the street. Three houses could be six. Don’t think only old run down homes are being demolished.”

The home below, a PRISTINE $265,000.00 home  – is now gone.


FIVE homes will soon be in its place.

This is a  city country worldwide problem. It can will happen to you, it’s only a matter of time. You better find out what types of zoning rules are in your town.  They aren’t going to ask your permission before they knock down the nice house next door and replace it with 5 houses that sit 5 feet from your bedroom window.

Or maybe they’ll wedge a house in between your house and your neighbor’ house.

They’ll change minimum lot  size requirements right under your nose. And you won’t be happy. Nope. I guarantee, you’re not going to like what’s on the zoning menu.

People all over Portland noticed something odd was happening. Nice homes were being torn down to be replaced by 2 or 4, fifteen foot wide, two story tall homes.   What they were seeing is called “infill development”.   “Infill development” is the establishment of a new land use on a site that may be undeveloped, underutilized or otherwise marginally acceptable for development but is located within an established, stable development where public facilities such as roads, water sewer and general services are  available.”    http://www.keepourrights.org/dccpflyer.htm

They soon learned that a code change in 1991 eliminated the minimum lot size in their neighborhood. A lot could be “segregated” or cut in two if originally platted that way. Infill development is coming to your neighborhood too. Look at your “comprehensive plan” or your “land use ” plan to find out the zoning rules for your area.  Search for the term “infill”. It will be there.

Take a look at this document to get an idea of the “infill” terminology and how those who push this “cram us into a sardine can” ideology think.


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