No More McMansions?

The New York Times article Builders Move Beyond McMansions in New Jersey about the possibility that "New Jersey's buildable open space could be gone by mid-century."  According to the article, a recent study from Rowan University indicates that New Jersey is down to its last million acres of buildable land, and that New Jersey has "more acres of subdivisions and shopping malls than [] upland forests."  The article highlights creative efforts by developers to build up — instead of out — and take advantage of older properties for redevelopment, often with the assistance of grants from state and local government.  Ultimately, the article emphasizes the State's focus on affordability and sustainability, and concludes that the "shine" around the McMansions, to the extent there really ever was any, is gone. 

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