What's Next, Boomers?

Adler, Jane
December 2006
Planning;Dec2006, Vol. 72 Issue 11, p34
Trade Publication
The article discusses housing problems, with relation to baby boomers, which has confronted housing planners in the U.S. Planners have experimented on zoning ordinances and overlay districts with density bonuses to encourage age-restricted housing. Housing surveys have indicated a rapid growth in senior home projects. The growth of age-restricted projects has been backed by certain U.S. housing policies. The baby boom generation, even those who do not plan to move, represent a big potential market for developers. Meanwhile, a bylaw has put a cap on the number of age-restricted units that certain towns can accept. Land use areas for age-restricted housing are discussed.


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