We need more restrictions on development
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Editor,

Moab has been over promoted and subsequently over developed for the last 30 years and now the chickens are coming home to roost.

How can we as a community acknowledge we have a housing shortage but say it’s OK to build two to three new motels a year?

I would like to see more restriction on development, not less.

Abandoning traditional zoning has an air of desperation about it. Further, I don’t believe there is a correlation between shoe-horning a bunch of new residential units into town and below market rents or sale prices. Real estate development is, after all, a for-profit enterprise.

The High Density Overlay is an erroneous solution to a legitimate problem that threatens to further erode our quality of life in Moab

–Bruce Dissel

Moab

PS: Bravo to Jaylyn Hawks for fighting against the tide.


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