On December 18, 2023, Charlottesville City Council unanimously adopted a new zoning code intended to make it easier for developers to build more housing. The idea is that increased supply will bring down the overall cost. Another idea is to increase requirements for developers to build affordable units.
This is a topic I’ve been covering extensively on Charlottesville Community Engagement, a newsletter and podcast I created in the summer of 2020 as a way of getting back to journalism.
I don’t cross-post the show here because it has its own distribution channel through Substack. However, the December 22 edition of the program went out without the podcast version for various reasons. So before it goes out to the full list, I’m posting it here as a final edition for 2023. Here’s the newsletter version if you’ve not seen it before.