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League Is at City Hall
President's Message (Barbara Farwell)
Garbage Power (Anna Hoover)
What Makes the City Run? (Astrid Monson)
Mayor's Views on Density
League's Views
Bills! Bills! Bills! (Arlene Woo)
Money for League!
Housing Location Study
Whither Federal Dollars? (Arlene Woo)
Is this You?
What's Up in League?
New Names in a New Administration

Mayor's Views on Density

In her first full-scale speech on her Administration's policies on development and growth management at a City Council sponsored conference on Feb. 20, Mayor Anderson spelled out a number of ideas with which League is in accord and which have, in fact, been urged in our testimony as various public hearings.

The Mayor said she would Like to see considered in the Development Plans 1) more areas for low-density apartments and fewer for both high-rise and single-family residential use, and 2) less reliance on high-density, 350 ft tall buildings in the Primary Urban Center (McCully-Moiliili, Kakaako, Salt Lake, and Downtown), with more emphasis on low- density mixed-use districts. She pointed out that low-density "garden apartments" can be built by small contractors, are less expensive in public facilities cost than single- family homes, and can be made compatible with adjacent residential areas. She suggested discouragement of "large lot subdivisions and sprawling ranchettes" in favor of low-density apartments and duplexes, which would be more affordable.

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