urn North Jersey Into A “Climate Change National Park”: A Modest Proposal

The Regional Planning Association is calling on the city to make changes to zoning regulations that could add thousands of housing units and to support massive transportation projects that would better connect New York, Connecticut and New Jersey.

The RPA on Wednesday released its four regional plan, a nearly 400-page report that was last released in 1996. The report states that 500,000 homes could be added to the region without even constructing new buildings. One suggestion the RPA offers up is tweaking the city’s zoning rules to allow for single-family homes to easily convert to two-family homes and to legalize accessory dwelling units (such as basements). The report estimates that up to 100,000 units would be added to the city through these changes.

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