Zoning: general Eliminating single family zoning? (Minneapolis, MN)

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Heh. We just went the opposite direction in our neighborhood in Fort Worth. Late last year, the South Hills neighborhood changed all the residential zoning designations to single family. This was in response to increased densities in the vicinity of Texas Christian University (TCU). The TCU area has been designated a Fort Worth Urban Village which encourages higher densities. One neighborhood near the campus (Westcliff) started having developers coming in and building student housing-type apartments that were cheap and ugly looking in the middle of single family areas. South Hills abuts Westcliff and we really don't want that in our back yard. So we worked with the city to change our area to Single Family only.
 

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Heh. We just went the opposite direction in our neighborhood in Fort Worth. Late last year, the South Hills neighborhood changed all the residential zoning designations to single family. This was in response to increased densities in the vicinity of Texas Christian University (TCU). The TCU area has been designated a Fort Worth Urban Village which encourages higher densities. One neighborhood near the campus (Westcliff) started having developers coming in and building student housing-type apartments that were cheap and ugly looking in the middle of single family areas. South Hills abuts Westcliff and we really don't want that in our back yard. So we worked with the city to change our area to Single Family only.
Design standards would have been a better solution.
 
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