The Washington Planning and Zoning Commission has endorsed zoning code changes in a move many people hope will lead to more affordable housing in the city. It is a move that should make Washington more developer-friendly.
The city has suffered for years by having code provisions that were too restrictive to build new housing that would be attractive and affordable to people, both young couples and seniors. It is a move to erase the often-heard remark, “I can’t afford to live in Washington because housing is too expensive.” Instead of Washington, people went to other nearby communities that had less expensive housing.
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