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Sacramento Moves Toward Becoming One of 1st U.S. Cities to Eliminate Single-family Zoning

Sacramento Moves Toward Becoming One of 1st U.S. Cities to Eliminate Single-family Zoning

The Associated Press outlines what this development could mean for housing affordability in the region.

Sacramento is a step closer to becoming one of the first cities in the country to eliminate traditional single-family zoning.

The City Council on Tuesday voted 8-0 to proceed with a draft zoning plan that would allow houses across the California city to contain up to four dwelling units, the Sacramento Bee reported.

City officials said the proposal would help the city alleviate its housing crisis and achieve equity goals.

“Everybody should have the opportunity to not only play in Land Park but to live in Land Park,” Mayor Darrell Steinberg said, referring to a neighborhood and its namesake park considered one of the more desirable places to live in Sacramento.

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