Long Term Sacramento Growth Calls for High Density Development

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(Sacramento, CA)
Friday, October 8, 2004
The plan for the six county Sacramento area says nearly seven of every 20 new homes built through two thousand fifty, should be attached and on small lots. That's twice the proportion of current high density housing levels compared to standard home development. And as land prices soar in the region, homebuilders are beginning to see some practicality to that approach. The plan, called the Blueprint Project, has a preferred scenario to shift the region to more high density development as a way to reduce sprawl, transportation congestion, smog and other byproducts of uncontrolled growth. Two local groups. Sacramento Area Council of Governments and Valley Vision, hatched the plan. For the Business Journal, this is Mark Larson