Excellent post!!!Originally posted by boikerThe average joe wants to drive his comfortable car with his Bose 8 speaker system 2 blocks to the Walgreen's and 300 miles for lesuire.
The average joe wants a 2,400sq ft 2-story vinyl box with easy garage access.
The average joe wants cheap groceries, and cheap goods and doesn't care that he has to sacrifice service for price.
The average joe wants a proven good school district, not an improving one
The average joe wants a secure return on his property investment.
The average joe looks at his home as an financial investment, not a community investment. To him, zoning only exists to prevent captial loss, not quality of life loss.
The average joe wants to drive to a fitness center and exercise once there.
The average joe wants free parking.
The average joe wants total conveinence, low maintenance, and quick meals.
The market has been giving the average joe exactly what he wants. Planning will work against the market until demands change. We're attempting to not only change living habits, but personal beliefs on finance, family life, social structures, environmental appreciation, architecture appreciation, and transportation. We're working in direct opposition of 50 years of advertising telling the average joe what he wants.