lakewoodhobo wrote:All this to say that something should be done to prevent mass evictions of working-class renters but we also need to look at fairly taxing Joe X who owns two or three houses or businesses, making terrible decisions that keep the neighborhood from evolving.
That's part of the problem.
Here's the other part of problem.
You have areas like Lakewood, Lake Highlands, Preston Hollow etc. Who ALSO refuse to evolve.
Last year, I recall Council woman Gates saying she doesn't want MF replacing SF units in her district.
So if no one wants to Evolve; Guess where the Middle Class is going to go? West Dallas..
That's the problem with Dallas residents (Mainly Neighborhood Assoc. Comprised of older ppl) they're reluctant to welcome Density in areas that are "Developed".
We are barely starting to see some of these "Developed" areas grow. However, if the city wants to address housing , then ALL parts of the city have to play fair.
These neighborhoods who want to keep their slice of suburbia either need to Densify or have their taxes increased even further.
You can't expect housing to be addressed properly if at one part of the city you have 8,000 ppl living a sq mile. But have the other part city, 12 min away, at 3,000 simply because of affluent neighborhood associations.