3 Things to tell your neighbors about Regionalism and the NEOSCCA woman from Mentor posed this question during our successful recent Forum :
“I have three kids in their twenties, all living at home. They asked me ‘why should I care about regionalism?’ Can you share three reasons they should care about the NEOSCC’s plan for NE Ohio?”
Excellent question! There are a lot of reasons to not like what’s being proposed on the basis of our personal property, our rights, our liberties. Not all of this is going to matter to 20-somethings, or some of your neighbors. But here are some points that probably will:
2.) Your next home will be more expensive if you can find one. NEOSCC discourages suburban expansion over high density, urban living. OK if that is how you want to live, but if you don’t, restrictions on new housing developments will drive up the cost of housing and its availability for everyone. It has in Portland and other places it’s practiced.
And speaking of high density, who wants to live like this? This is a suggested form of living, in converted shipping containers from the website GreenCityBlueLake. http://gcbl.org/blog/2013/09/how-grace-galluccis-call-for-more-transit-will-scan-at-noaca.