Housing prices are rising faster than people’s wages, and city planners are partly to blame. That’s according to land use lawyer Don Elliot, a consultant with Denver-based Clarion Associates. He claims regulations that require more land per house and restrictions on land zoned for multi-family housing have helped make homes more expensive.
A former city planner, Elliot was one of the speakers at the 20th annual Rocky Mountain Land Use Institute conference at the University of Denver this week.
He spoke with Colorado Public Radio’s Anna Panoka.
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