No. 9: Change Minimum Lot Sizes, Increase Density

Action Name:
Changing Minimum Lot Sizes/ Increase Density

Brief Description of Action:
Amend zoning ordinance to allow incremental increases in available density

What problem is this action trying to solve?
Physical/ zoning constraints on increasing housing supply

What are the goals for this action? If this action is successful, what will be the outcome?
Production of additional housing units in infill developments – especially smaller, more affordable units

For this action to be successful, who else needs to be involved?
Residents
Planning Board
City Council
Developers

What are the first steps to take to move this action forward?
Study areas where increased density is feasible

People Interested in taking a leadership role to move this action forward:
Participants believed this was a good idea, but no one signed up to work on it. If you are interested in moving the idea forward, send email to portsmouthsmar21@gmail.com.

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