As a Realtor® I’ve witnessed homes increase in value by 50% in 2 years
While this is great for the homeowners who benefitted, on a community-wide scale this is preventing first-time homebuyers, young families, and low-income earners from achieving the American Dream. Our population is expected to double in the next 20-30 years, so we will need solutions to provide affordable housing options to our residents.
Many people would not be able to afford their home at today’s prices. As of September 8, 2021 the median price in Sandy for all active single-family homes is $935,000.
In preparation of public service, I earned a certificate in city design and technology from MIT
I learned that we need to completely re-think our patterns of development. By building smaller homes, with greater density, in the correct locations, with adequate infrastructure, we can solve housing affordability and transportation congestion simultaneously.
However, current Euclidian zoning is outdated and slow. I will bring my knowledge of data-oriented solutions and real-time algorithmic modeling to launch Sandy City into the next era of sustainable growth.
I will invest in data-oriented solutions, new technology, research, and green building solutions to handle our housing crisis.
Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs)
One of the problems is that we are running out of land. A solution for this is the building of ADUs. These are separate buildings, or basement apartments, that can be rented out.
Their benefits are many, and include: increased property values, decreased rent in desirable locations, increased public transit viability, increased spending in the local economy, and job growth.
There are also disadvantages: cost, density, and parking.
I will work with residents to create the best ordinances for ADUs as a strategy to deal with our inevitable population growth.
*Photo credit: SLC Planning