Monday, May 24, 2010

Fairfax County DPZ admits Discrimination

Residential Studio Units
aka  Single Room Occupancy

RSU's for Single Houseless deemed
discriminatory. But by-right use of
existing properties  too expensive?

After 5 years of creative effort,
the result of our best thinking is
declared an example of Discrimination against families.

Appears that Exclusionary Zoning is a form
of Discrimination . Thats actually a good thing.
Who wants specialized Housing designations?
When we really want  just a Room Somewhere.

Housing Unit designation runs contrary to
economics of new construction under these
mandated constraints.Discriminating against
Small Families Singles and Seniors as well.
20% of the population of Fairfax county
is discriminated against by Housing economics.

Maximum number of MasterBedrooms
per unit might be a way to define the need.
BY-RIGHT rethinking of what a Unit of 
housing really is would be nice. Bedroom
w/bath calculations might help increase single
adults per Residential structure..

Someplace safe and secure. Not a McMansion, the
likes of which has been the result of engineered zoning
pushes. Guidelines that enforce the Big is Better mantra.
A 8 or 10 MBR McMansion could be a disciplined
use of potential.

But what is a small investor to do?

 1.How about a 50% bonus for 50%.
    eFFORDABLE Housing product. Not 20%.
 2. By-Right RSU add on to existing Housing.
 3. 25% Occupancy increase by-right for Effordable conversion.
 4. effordable Mortgage Funding  pool in the amount of $65 million
    to take advantage of existing properties. Repayment by refinancing
    once occupied and 2 Penny Fund. Consolidate properties that are
    free and clear for inventory averaging.


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Northern Va. resident since 1958. Was Houseless for nearly 14 months ,April 2008 to July 2009.Chronic designation. This has rounded out my Real Estate education and confirms our latent Housing Discrimination and disregard for our fellows Right to pursue SAFETY as per THE VIRGINIA DECLARATION OF RIGHTS.