Provide a range of housing options to meet the needs of a diverse and intergenerational community...
The range and quality of housing options offered to residents significantly impact the community’s quality of life. Housing options influence household spending and the safe and convenient connection to jobs, schools, daily services, and recreation. The availability of well-located housing reduces transportation impacts and improves the health of the environment. Housing options also impact economic development opportunities by providing a range of housing types attractive to employers and the workforce.
Design and placement of housing should address the needs of the community. Neighborhoods should be comprised of a diverse mix of housing sizes, types, and tenures (ownership and rental) to meet the differing needs of current and future residents across age and income ranges throughout the County. Housing should be age-friendly, address the needs across the lifecycle of its residents, and afford the County’s citizens the opportunity to remain within the County as their needs and preferences change.