Monday, December 20, 2010

What Bloggers Are Saying About the Southwest Waterfront

- There was some passionate debate today on the legislation pending in the DC Council affecting the amount of affordable units along the Southwest Waterfront on Greater Greater Washington, based on the Washington Examiner article written over the weekend.

- Matthew Iglesias makes the case for allowing more market-rate housing on the waterfront, arguing that more market-rate housing will bring more tax payers (revenue) to the city, which will allow the city to decrease sales tax rates.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

To help some understand this better, the approximately $30,000 and $60,000 limits on the two affordable housing (low-income and very-low-income) set-asides are only that high for a family of four. One adult with three children, or two adults' family income with two children. A smaller family has a lower income cap. So this is not workforce housing. THUS THE NEED TO ADD AFFORDABLE HOUSING (80 UNITS) FOR OUR WORKFORCE.