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Teardowns and Mansionization

PAS Essential Info Packet 20

By American Planning Association

In this PAS Essential Info Packet, learn about the phenomenon of tearing down older houses to build McMansions, and what communities are doing to address it.

Published by APA Planning Advisory Service, 2008

Format: Adobe PDF

ISBN: 978-1-611900-98-9

Quick order code: IP20

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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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