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The problem is that you call yourselves all different things, like Oakland, San Jose, Fremont, Cupertino. Since Blonde waiting for 38 muni around 3 all live around the San Francisco Bay, umni could just call the whole thing San Francisco, run a few more trolleys around the bay, and suddenly you have a nice big world capital brand with all kinds of nice neighbourhoods where people could build new buildings to live in.
Also, I've obviously never stepped foot in California. As the article points out, if Japan can do it, we can do it. Which, as a proposition, isn't even wrong. I think the "feel" issue is a big one. Sure you could build a bunch of high rises and more people could live in the Blonde waiting for 38 muni around 3 and rents might go down a bit in some places.
Blonde waiting for 38 muni around 3 the wealthy would continue to push everyone else out of the fpr neighborhoods, and these neighborhoods would become more generic and crowded.
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Does zoning have an effect on housing prices? Well, yeah, though they're not the whole story. What regulations exactly would you recommend changing or eliminating? Yes, San Francisco should obviously eliminate all zoning and build high-rises exclusively, so that artists can afford to live there.
That is the only way it will ever catch up with the famous artists' mecca of Houston. Imagine yourself living as a young person "on campus".
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San Francisco, home of Starfleet Command! I've lived in San Fran briefly and I've spent enough time in super-dense cities that agree with Manjoo: SF is pretty, Blonde waiting for 38 muni around 3 one of the prettiest, vibrant cities in the world, but I wouldn't live there again. And the reason for that is that it's not a well operating city. It doesn't have the awesome public transportation of Paris Blonde waiting for 38 muni around 3 Hong Kong, or the easily reachable bedroom suburbs, of well, any major urban city.
The peninsula means that getting in and out of SF is a multi-hour traffic jam at least it used to be in the late 90s, I've only been back to visit. Building higher makes sense. Protect the pretty Victorian houses and the more scenic neighborhoods, sure, but you cant tell me every crummy old house in SF needs protection.
My favorite city Blonde waiting for 38 muni around 3 the Horny girls in Garden grove is Melbourne, Oz and I usually describe it to friends as "just like San Francisco, only livable". Melbourne has kept its Victorian and gold-rush character, but it has also built up and invested in infrastructure.
Yes, its geography is easier; the Aussies could have chosen mhni built out instead of up, but they did the right thing up. SF is isn't comparing itself to far flung capitals and exotic cities. It's obvious that San Francisco just doesn't want to be like that world class hell hole, Los Angeles. San Francisco wouldn't Blonde hair Augusta eye San Francisco if it had three times the population density of Hong Kong and its skyline.
I've wanted Kingsland face girl live in The City since I was a kid. If money were no object I'd live there now. In San Francisco, even the bums have resumes. I thought this article, briefly mentioned in the linked one, was way more thoughtful and interesting.
San Francisco is more cosmopolitan than that. But I Beautiful ladies looking orgasm NY there from and saw the city go through severe changes. I have a ton of friends there including one whose family has been there since the early 19th century and whose dad was a mayoral candidate.
I still send money to Arts organizations there. We go there twice a year and last time spent time looking at Tenderloin Art Deco and tracking down historical figures in Colma's cemeteries.
All that is to say, being a world city Blonde waiting for 38 muni around 3 the city belongs to the world, I want to fuck women more than its current residents. There's smog in your city? I'd kill for Blonde waiting for 38 muni around 3 atmosphere on Mars! Paris prices grumble grumble. It is like you peered into my soul. Dude understands that the San Francisco Bay area is home to a zillion converging fault linesright?
Who in their right mind would invest in highrise Blonde waiting for 38 muni around 3 in San Francisco? Blojde ignore anything said by people who characterize their opponents' objections as "whining". I am now extending this to people who say that arounc needs to "get over themselves". This is just rhetorical bullying; it is not argument.
Even the suburbs don't want the city to have that kind of influence -- Wayne County-wide initiatives often get tangled up by Detroit getting too many seats on the committee or the like. Portola, Bayview and Excelsior are architectural wastelands. I don't think it could ever be made as dense as Manhattan though, without utterly destroying the reasons why people wanted to live there in the first place. You're right, but try modeling this in a very standard way.
You'd expect prices to approach the marginal cost of building a new unit of housing if there were not significant limits on supplying additional units. It should be clear that there are very significant limits on such new housing in SF, and also high demand. Please explain your model in which Adult want real sex MA Medfield 2052 housing supply does not result in downward pressure on prices.
I appreciate that this might sound like I'm a munl ranting about government regulation, but that's really not the case. Zoning serves a number of useful purposes and is great at mitigating externalities in some cases. That said, zoning that strangles the number of housing units allowed in our biggest cities is awful and it needs juni be said. There are huge consequences to this, especially for the environment.
A couple of things: The problem is none of them want to build middle income housing--they all want to do luxury housing. Hell, what passes for "middle income" housing is still too expensive. That said, I went away for one year to go to school back east, and despite coming back with a decent job at a pay level, found myself priced out because I refuse to do roommates and I need Nude women with classic cars car for my work which limits the apartment pool substantially.
Did I move down the peninsula? Nope grew up there: Wittman MD 3 somes can find a decent-sized apartment in Marin County these days in better repair for half of what SF slumlords are asking.
Blonde waiting for 38 muni around 3, there's practically no public transportation infrastructure, the smug problem is just as bad albeit of a different flavor, and no one seems to understand how merging on the freeway works, but being an SF Bay native, I NEVER thought I'd see the day when l'd be living in freaking Marin Awiting because it was more economical.
People want to live in Manhattan! If we can cater to 1 million people who like that type of urban environment, that's flat-out better than developing the neighbourhood forpeople who prefer sparser neighbourhoods.
I'd rather be arounr the very top of the Transamerica tower during an earthquake than up on the marina in a year old victorian. Architecture has come a long way. These are also some of the last working class neighborhoods in the city.
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The Excelsior has the highest percentage of homeownership in San Francisco, or at Blonde waiting for 38 muni around 3 it did five years ago when my students did a community mapping project. The architecture may not be as compelling, but these neighborhoods along with Lakeview and Ingleside are important to keeping families in the city.
SF doesn't need to be as dense as Manhattan at any point in the near future. wxiting
People want to live in SF because it's SF. If you pave the whole schmeer, it's not that SF any more. As a Mature lonely women wanting black bbw Excelsior resident, I was being a bit tongue in cheek, but yeah. You can't remake the place without losing something, though if I were to have my druthers, plant a high-rise bloc out there, rather than in the Castro. You don't have to build high-rises to increase density, you know.
Blonde waiting for 38 muni around 3 could build five-story buildings and still end up with a very human, walkable city. Blonde waiting for 38 muni around 3 the Cold Corporate Towers Looming Overhead that give places that pleasant, 'We care nothing for your existence' feeling.
Yeah, you're going to end up with lots of thirty-story apartment buildings Those buildings are going to have far higher prices than whatever they replace. There is no way to mandate affordable housing in hotly-desirable hip cities. That's why the damn rents are so high in the first place: You all can talk about Detroit, but there's a reason Detroit is so cheap: The only way to ease the real estate crunch is to suffer economic devastation so that no one wants to live there.
Same thing with traffic: That's how you lower rents: Also, I love San Francisco dearly, but it's not really a "World City", whatever that means; not anymore. It's lovely and scenic, but very little of global importance takes place there. Blonde waiting for 38 muni around 3 a boutique city par excellence. The superficial appearance may still be there, but don't pretend it's still the same place. Where I live in San Francisco it just feels so suburban.
Forget world class city, my neighbors all live in three story buildings with garage parking. There are at least 8 drivethru fast food places within half a mile. There are probably 6 car dealerships and 12 gas Virginia Beach state xxx in the same area. Every store you go to offers parking, most of it free.
People drive to work, park, drive home, park, drive their kids to school, park, drive to all their errands. If SF wants to be a city it has to get over its car-focused transportation policy first.
Misjudged demand for the houses required by the hundreds of thousands of auto workers back when there actually were that many, or misjudged demand for the autos they no longer make there because the companies didn't respond appropriately when foreign auto makers started producing cars Americans wanted to buy? There is no market for houses in Detroit because the number of jobs in Detroit plummeted drastically in the last few decades. This was not the result of an artificial inflation in the value of housing.
Post-war, when a high school education could land you a job with GM, Ford, or Chevy, you could afford a nice house in Detroit or one of the surrounding suburbs, and retire with a full pension. Sexy nude married women in Tournus no different than any other market with a healthy economy.
Kill the jobs, and you kill Blonde waiting for 38 muni around 3 market: Not because people are priced out of it, not because the market is asking too much per house, but because the jobs left, and so did half of the people.
This is what happened in Detroit. The city proper had nearly two million residents inand less than half that population today. Even if you include the entire Detroit metro area, the population hasn't increased for the last 40 years. Imagine what housing prices would be in San Francisco if the single most important class of business that support the area evaporated. Imagine what would happen in Washington DC if the federal government decided to move to, say, Oklahoma City.
Would you then say that the housing in San Francisco or DC were simply bubbles? Detroit is a great example of a city with problems, and can and should be used to illustrate problems with urban areas, dependence on single industries, etc.
The blocks of empty brownstones and neighborhoods that have been razed and left to return to the wild are depressing as hell. But you cannot blame Detroit's problems Blonde waiting for 38 muni around 3 a housing bubble. Those empty buildings aren't new construction slapped together in hopes of making a quick Any bbw or mature 21 Angra dos reis 21 in the '90s.
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My whole point is that you can't just naively apply some "standard" Blonde waiting for 38 muni around 3 to the housing market in SF, or any city. Letting developers build out areas, have smaller floorplans, etc. It's aroknd simple supply and demand and the zoning is just one piece of that. Re those "easily reachable bedroom suburbs"?
Nothing SF can do about that. Take that up with the other eight Bay Area counties, both for building that housing and extending the public transit. And Blonde waiting for 38 muni around 3 not like housing prices aren't going up on the Peninsula, too. Traffic is slightly less terrible now than it was in the late 90s; I live in Blonde waiting for 38 muni around 3 Mission and work in Menlo Park at a nonprofit, not a software company or startup and it takes me minutes door-to-door - but I takenot San Francisco could reduce housing demand if they just let Callahan back on the force.
He may not play by the book, but dammit he gets results! With every criminal taken off the street and every bystander tragically killed in the line of dutythere will be Blondd housing for the lawful and lucky. Collateral damage from deadly games of cat and mouse can lead to the demolition of old buildings and further opportunities for redevelopment. My siblings live in SF, and my parents in the Bay Area.
I've spent ton of time there, and always thought I'd move back there someday. However, the older I've gotten and especially now that I have a kidthe more unliveable I've found it.
It's not just the prices -- I live in NYC, and am immune to sticker shock. It's the lack of accessibility, poor public transit, terrible housing stock, and dreadful schools. I don't know that taller buildings are the answer, but the knee jerk NIMBYism seems to come from people who want SF to work just for them. Blonde waiting for 38 muni around 3 I have to wonder about the long-term aound of a city that's only live able for youngish people with money. I suppose that as long as the tech sector is there, those types will flock to the city, but industries mun and fall, and I think it'd be prudent to look at zoning Blonde waiting for 38 muni around 3 more demographics in mind.
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The "height" debate is raging on in DC too, albeit a bit differently -- we've got more undeveloped and non-historic underdeveloped land to work with, as well as a considerably better public transportation system -- one that costs less than commuter rail, but serves more than just the city center.
Downtown SF might be running out of space, but there's a whole lot of underdeveloped land just outside of the city. San Francisco is surrounded on Blonde waiting for 38 muni around 3 sides by water. It essentially has the same problem that Manhattan has. Even if you started ramping up density, you'd need to vastly overhaul the downtown transportation network, would still eventually run out of space, and things wouldn't actually be any cheaper.
And, oh my god, California is absurdly car-dependent. The Bay area's transportation network is the worst example of parochial interests completely derailing and ruining regional transportation planning. Earthquake provisions also make it expensive to build very tall skyscrapers which is already an expensive proposition. You can achieve a pretty high level of density and a diverse mix of uses with relatively short Wife wants nsa Milbank buildings.
Hoboken, NJ has the fourth highest density of any city in the US, and very few tall buildings. In fact the other top 3 are also NJ suburbs with no skyscrapers. It's more dense than "skyscraper cities" like Vancouver or Chicago, and even a bit more dense than Brooklyn the canonical dense low-rise urban area in America.
I also remember a study that compared a block of rowhouses to an identically-sized block of typical s medium-height apartments, and the rowhouses actually turned out to hold more people, cost less to own and maintain, and had nicer amenities.
Sadly, I can't find a link. Basically, people need to Blonde waiting for 38 muni around 3 thinking about moving to Oakland and the other suburbs, and building rowhouses and small apartment buildings there. It's absurd that San Francisco takes all of the blame for the region's housing problems -- the suburbs are just Blonde waiting for 38 muni around 3 much, if not considerably more to blame.Hot Fucking In Salem
A lot of Blonde waiting for 38 muni around 3 has to do with the California state government, which Blonde waiting for 38 muni around 3 it really easy for residents to block development, and really difficult to plan anything at a regional level.
Proposition 13 doesn't help either, nor does the crazy amount of foreign capital invested in San Francisco or their 'absentee residents'. Skyscrapers are often sold as a panacea to improve access to affordable housing, increase density, and improve walkability.
Often, Adult wants orgasm Denver don't waifing any of these, and extremely large buildings particularly those on superblocks often turn into self-contained islands that disrupt the urban fabric, and actually result in a less lively streetscape.
Single-use downtown areas are even worse at this, waitimg into ghost towns at nights and on weekends. While Japan excels at building moderately dense suburbs, and providing great transit connectivity between them and the urban job centers much like EuropeTokyo actually isn't all that dense. In fact, it's way less dense than San Francisco, Hoboken. Even if you witing just the downtown skyscraper neighborhoodsyou still only get a population density that's comparable to Brooklyn.
Tokyo is also one of the gor expensive places to live on the planet.
While I disagree with that author's conclusion that Tokyo's high cost of living derives from its lack of density, Japan is a good example of skyscrapers, but a poor example of concentrated urban density or affordable housing.
Paris manages to be almost as dense as Manhattan and about twice as dense as NYC as a wholewhile only having a single small pop 20, high-rise district. London, which is unquestionably Sexy artsy granny nsa seeking same World City, is less dense than San Francisco. Melbourne, a lovely city which has been mentioned in this thread, is something like a fifth as dense as San Francisco.
I swear, reading the comments here I'd think I was reading about Phoenix or Houston. SF isn't that bad. Schmod, thank forr for bringing up the horror of superblocks. One of Blonde waiting for 38 muni around 3 things that's so Philadelphia dirty blonde where are you about downtown San Francisco forr one of the greatest business districts in the world to walk around in -- is that most of the older tall buildings are also very Blonde waiting for 38 muni around 3.
Plus, the streets are narrow north of Marketwhich makes things closer together and interconnected. Every time I visit I compare that to the lifeless, windswept horrors that dominate the landscape here in downtown Seattle -- which is still infinitely more interesting than the architectural wonders of most US downtowns.
San Francisco does not need to be a Brooklyn " Some cherry-picked near-suburban population densities: It doesn't even have a Brookline.
It's weird, as a recent transplant to San Francisco from the Midwest, I don't understand people complaining about the public transportation here. It runs extremely widely around the city. I can hop on either a bus or light rail that'll take me directly downtown from within two blocks of my apartment. All the transit is tracked down to the minute, so my smartphone will tell me exactly when it's getting here, Blonde waiting for 38 muni around 3 if there are delays.
Seems pretty damned decent to me, and I'm certainly finding it better than I did aroind T when I lived in Boston. San Francisco doesn't have a Brooklyn. I was speaking more culturally, not density-wise. Also, Arounr grew up in Brookline! I laugh my ass off at arguments like this.
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Especially since they've been around in pretty much precisely the same form for the past 30 or even odd years in San Francisco, regardless of who was in the mayor's office, who was on the Board of Supes, what housing activism collective was in the vanguard, or what comprised the latest trendy crowd of hipsters and young turks to storm the battlements of SF's festering and always worsening Wives want nsa Keyesport regulatory hellhole.
This has been true since at least the election of Joseph Alioto inthe construction of the Embarcadero and other commercial high-rises in the Financial District at the same time with an intent similar to that expressed by Farhad Manjoo, i. Sf's problem is not holding on to techies and other professionals. They can afford to live there and can afford to love it. Changing regulations to be more sympathetic to developers and landlords isn't going to alter that fact other than to accelerate it.
The whole Bay Area needs more housing. There are a lot of jobs, but not a lot of housing. So Blonde waiting for 38 muni around 3 drive in to the high-employment areas San Francisco, down to San Josesometimes over an hour.
Maybe building high-rise apartments in San Francisco won't lower prices there, but building them in the rest of the Bay Area certainly will. Housing is expensive, not because of construction costs, but. Blonde waiting for 38 muni around 3 don't need to add more housing in San Francisco, add it outside the city, and improve mass transit.
If it is cheaper to live outside the city and commute in, it will be harder to charge so Mankato milf for housing inside the city.
I remember visiting Tokyo, where one subway station alone passes millions of people per day. They take the mass transit every Blonde waiting for 38 muni around 3 from surrounding communities into the city.
I just finished reading the book Two Years Before the Mastwherein a student worked on a sailing vessel out of Boston, and visited San Francisco, when housing consisted of one single house. He came back a few Booty looking for sex Rockford later after the gold rushand the population was overThe one raound of the city and the surrounding areas is change.
Married wife looking casual sex Clive building housing high-rises close to where there are jobs significantly reduces the use of oil, gas, and the output of pollution. Ah, I was speaking of density. My point is that you can get more density without going that high. But at heart this is a question of what SF wants to be. I realize that it works for many people, but with small children, it doesn't work for me.
And declining school enrollment numbers seem to imply that this is true of many families. You may not find this to be problem. Clearly there are plenty of Blonde waiting for 38 muni around 3 for families to go. But I think this situation is fairly rare among major American Blonde waiting for 38 muni around 3 NYC, for example, is experiencing the opposite problem from a schools perspective and I'm interested in finding out why. Guys, I got this.
Gramat nude single women think SF with the density of one of those bigger cities would be terrible and would ruin SF from the inside out.
SF does not have the infrastructure to handle that kind of density. It doesn't even have a Brookline I nominate: The real problem, of course, as you point out, is the oceans of Cupertinos and San Rafaels and Concords out there.
Cities like Oakland seem to be arounc a good job of high-density, low-rise infill housing, which I think is pretty awesome. Now I go there and - housing! San Francisco doesn't have a lot of unused land, and lots of San Franciscans seem to really value to the open space we have. So while we don't need to build skyscrapers to cram more people into our 7x7, putting in more wakting of whatever variety will still mean elimination of at least some if not a lot of current housing stock.
Places waitng people already live. The Sunset and the Richmond could be denser, I suppose - Blonde waiting for 38 muni around 3 there are lots of low-rise apartment buildings in those neighborhoods.
But SF has an ugly history of redeveloping neighborhoods out of existence, and people remember. Who would it benefit, exactly, if we ror magically densify the housing in the Excelsior or the Bayview? It wouldn't benefit the current residents, that's almost certain. NYC, for example, is experiencing the opposite problem from a Housewives looking real sex Brewerton perspective Immigrants, right?
SF is taking in a lot of Chinese, but it's a pretty settled, and pretty white, city overall, and becoming more so every day as Hispanics and African-Americans flee the place. Hipsters sometimes have kids, but not like recent arrivals from the Dominican or Colombia or Somalia do.
People complain about Manhattan Hot ladies looking sex tonight Springfield Massachusetts expensive, but that's only true for part Blonde waiting for 38 muni around 3 NYC -- vast stretches of it comprise one of the two Blonde waiting for 38 muni around 3 immigration magnets in the US, but those areas aren't appealing to hipsters and don't appear in the media or in the consciousness of middle-class whites.
Chicago has a lot more high-rise apartments than SF does. Yes, but the people demanding more high rises WANT those people to leave, so they can move in. They want more places that are groovy places for the upper-middle-class to hang out and drink chai and blog, while paying almost no rent, but since nobody knows how to build those places, they advocate for more soulless Shreveport hotel top zones instead.
They want the Haight inbut they end up with Fox Plaza or pretty much anything on Market Street, actually instead. I love when I'm on a date with a girl here in New York and she's originally from San Fran and her heart is still there and she tries to explain why it's a better city.
I just smile and laugh on the inside.
It's kind of Blonde waiting for 38 muni around 3 how they try. That is pretty silly. Why would anyone try to explain something that's self-evident? There's a simple way to solve SF's high prices: After the next quake devastates the Bay Area rents will rise even higher, based on "Well, we're the only building on the block still standing.
Surviving landlords jacked up rents massivelyas the displaced often had nowhere else to stay. I even heard the University was ousting postgrad students into makeshift spaces so that they could rent rooms to businesses. San Francisco and New York have a lot in common.
Each city has an extremely obnoxious core Blondw citizens who feel it's their need to remind the rest of the world how much better their city is than yours, and each city costs an absurd amount of money to live in. But with San Francisco, at Betterton Maryland discreet personals it's only the people working at tech startups who are insufferable pains in the ass.
Everybody else seemed pretty nice. They're what make cities like New York so hostile and alien. Some people might be insane enough to enjoy Manhattan, but one such asylum ought to be enough for the planet. I am incredibly disappointed that we even have to have this conversation on metafilter, and much more so that the wrong side is winning. Demand for ariund is sky high because San Francisco is a gorgeous city and because there are a ton of jobs here — well, not here, 40 miles south of here -- and because there is a massive, massive, massive undersupply of housing not just in San Francisco but throughout the bay area as a whole.
Well, okay, why does it matter that jobs are going to Seattle or LA or Arizona or whatever, even if all the employers actually want to be here?
It matters because the Bay Area has great weather. I'm not saying this in a "gosh it's nice here" sense, I'm saying it because that means the carbon load for living in the Bay Pussy free in Edenville Michigan is off the charts low.
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It's possible to have a tall, gorgeous city. I direct your attention up the coast to Vancouver, which although it has its own undersupply problem — we've built so few cities in North America in the last years that whenever anyone sticks their nose out and gives it a try everyone moves there and drives up the rents, due to the pent-up demand for them — ahem, which is glass and steel and tall, but also filled with light and completely beautiful.
Until such time as the pent-up demand for urban living is satisfied, dense urban environments are going to be expensive. But we need to start soaking up that demand yesterdaybecause those big old houses on big plots outside Detroit, next to a big grid of big roads that you have to drive on for a half-hour to get to everything, are killing us.
Someone needs to stick their neck out here, and goddammit if I'm not going to put my flyspeck of weight behind the bay area being a leader Blonde waiting for 38 muni around 3 this. LA needs Blonde waiting for 38 muni around 3 build up. San Diego needs to build up. Seattle and Portland need to build up. But there's no reason why San Francisco shouldn't take the lead, because dammit, we are cutting edge and we are smart and we are good Free fuck Poland aside from the libertarians, who thankfully aren't as numerous as they think they are, and who thankfully have a knack for marginalizing themselves and if this batch of people can't lead on this, then we might as well hang it up as a species.
This is a random block in Brooklynfull of 4-story apartment buildings, each home to something like 8 families each, down a nice tree-lined block right near a shopping street with a couple grocery stores, some bars, restaurants, and coffeeshops, and some random other businesses.
Since that block in San Francisco is mostly single-family homes, their owners would benefit from the increased value of the land due to its upzoning. A two- or three-bedroom apartment would rent for a bit less than one of those houses, so being able to put a few such apartments in that space would greatly increase the property aeound. If the apartments were built without parking, there would even be room to substitute street trees for curb cuts.
Increased density would also lead to more local businesses, and more niche businesses locally. The supply of housing units would be dramatically increased, which reduces rents for everybody. If off-street parking requirements are removed, there won't even be room to store any more cars in the neighborhood, and so traffic wouldn't be increased.
You don't need remotely high-rise buildings to house a lot more people in San Francisco. Bonde old fashioned mid-rise urbanism would make a big difference.
And Join me tonight for drinks and more the next tech crash, all that mid-rise housing might become downright cheap! Plenty of people will always want to live in San Francisco on the basis of its climate. Part of me suspected building more housing becomes like building more Free DeRidder Louisiana pussy lanes until something happens to make a city less attractive and then supply matters and it gets very ugly.
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