Regulation and the Rise of Housing Prices in Greater Boston: A Study Based on New Data from 187 Communities in Eastern Massachusetts
Pioneer Institute for Public Policy Research, 2006 - Housing - 44 pages
....Examines the reasons that little new housing is being built in the Boston metropolitan area even though demand is increasing causing housing prices to rise; speculates on the effect the maze of regulations pertaining to housing has on housing growth; sections include: What is Stifling New Construction? // The Maze of Housing Regulations in Greater Boston // Minimum Lot Sizes and New Permits // Beyond Lot Size: Wetlands, Septic Systems, and Subdivisions // Regulatory Relief: Cluster Zoning, Inclusionary Zoning, and Chapter 40B // The Impact of Land-Use Controls on Price // Toward a Policy Solution; includes many detailed statistics on many aspects of the housing problem.....
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