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Atlanta Civic Circle Housing Affordability

How planning officials want to densify city, boost housing affordability

Atlanta’s Department of City Planning has been architecting an updated zoning code that, in short, endeavors to make better use of intown space — in the pursuit of housing affordability — but not at the expense of the way things are.

When Atlanta planning officials and urban design experts say the city needs to be more welcoming to dense residential development, it’s not the death knell of our single-family communities, they insist. That’s an all-too-common misconception among NIMBYists — “not in my backyard” types — who think proposed shifts to Atlanta’s zoning code could spell the end of an era of quaint suburban-style communities.

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