New Analysis on Community Impacts of Multifamily Development

Posted by Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission on October 27, 2020

People care deeply about how their community changes and develops over time. When it comes to new housing, planners often tout the virtues of higher density development as part of a smart growth approach to land use and development. However, proposals to build new apartments are frequently met with opposition based on concerns about local traffic, municipal finances, and community character.

DVRPC has conducted new research designed to help the public and our county and municipal planning partners better understand the potential economic, transportation, and community impacts of multifamily development. DVRPC’s research and analysis can help community leaders address important questions like:

  • Who lives in rental housing?
  • Will new apartments be a drain on our town’s budget?
  • What impact will new development have on local traffic?

Learn more about this study and review our key findings.

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