All across the country, advocates of affordable housing have been combing through zoning codes to find ways to increase the number of homes in urban areas.
One idea is to increase the number of duplexes, town-homes, triplexes and other types of housing that allow for more people to live in an area. Many zoning codes across America prohibit these so-called “missing middle” homes.
“They’re called missing because these aren’t being built very often right now,” said Rachel Falkenstein, a senior planner with the county. “Often times we see both ends of the spectrum but you don’t see the middle housing types being built, primarily because these are prohibited by a lot of local zoning ordinances.”
Six months have passed since Governor Ralph Northam declared a state of emergency to contend with the COVID-19 pandemic. This installment of the Charlottesville Quarantine Report features the highlights of the September 15, 2020 press conference, as well as another Hope and Resilience Conversation. In the news conference, Northam talks about declining positive test rates, the upcoming election, and one final extension of the moratorium on utilities being cut off for non-payment. There’s an update on antigen testing and Northam has perhaps his strongest critique to date of the current occupant of the White House.
Then Lee Catlin speaks with Ridge Schuyler, Dean of Community Self-Sufficiency Programs at Piedmont Virginia Community College.