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Density Is a Big Issue Lately—But It’s Not That Simple

Envision Utah: The headlines keep coming: there’s public pushback about some development project because it’s “too dense.” Inevitably, whenever a developer proposes something, one of the first questions is how dense it is. But instead we should be asking how the project is designed. Will it accommodate our growth in a way that will lead to a high quality of life for ourselves and our children? Density battles have come to a head because we’ve been one of the fastest-growing states in the country for the last several years. A … Read More

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Higher density may help Utah’s housing crisis — but it’s a solution many don’t want near them

by: Tony Semerad of the Salt Lake Tribune Standing in wide open farmlands by his home outside Herriman, Justin Swain hardly seems ready to talk about housing density. Yet his story of battling development to protect a way of life is like so many resonating in Utah. When Swain chose two years ago to build in Herriman’s semi-rural Creek Ridge neighborhood, the Utah native settled on a larger lot of about a quarter acre, giving him “a nice-sized backyard” for his three kids. “It was very much a quality-of-life decision,” … Read More

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