I recently read an article that discussed a zoning commission’s rejection of a local developer’s proposal for a regulation change that would have created the way for a large housing development project but was turned down on the basis of age restriction. While municipalities in general have provided incentives for age restricted developments in the forms of creative financing and tax credits, is this going to be a larger growing trend going forward? With towns and cities looking to limit growing school populations to control spending and keep taxes lower, age restricted areas for senior housing could be increasing to the deteriment of broader communities turning towns or areas into clusters of seniors living their remaining years and being somewhat removed in this type of restricted scenario. Could age restricted developments be the start of a new form of ‘reverse’ discrimination?
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