Teardowns and Mansionization

PAS Essential Info Packet 20

By American Planning Association

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Is your community experiencing an epidemic of residential teardowns and McMansions? Demolishing older houses and replacing them with super-sized homes can impact community character, historic preservation, and housing affordability.

Learn more about the teardown phenomenon and what communities are doing to address it in this PAS Essential Info Packet. APA resources and municipal reports provide background information on this trend, and a collection of sample ordinances demonstrates regulatory techniques for combating this issue in your community. This packet is available free of charge to Planning Advisory Service subscribing agencies.

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Date Published
Aug. 1, 2008
APA Planning Advisory Service