City of Taylor staff and council members are preparing for growth and will have their fourth special called workshop May 5.

The focus of the workshop is housing types and price points that meet the needs of all income levels and household types in Taylor.

“Strong and financially resilient communities are comprised of a variety of housing types. Not just single-family detached homes on one end of the spectrum and huge apartment complexes on the other, but a wide range of ‘middle housing’ options in-between: duplexes, triplexes and fourplexes, courtyard cottages, bungalow apartments and more. Yet, these middle housing types—so familiar to our grandparents and great-grandparents—are rarely built today,” said John Pattison in the Strong Towns presentation.

The discussion will determine what is considered affordable for Taylor residents. This will include a variety of homes and how the city can establish housing diversity.

According to the agenda packet, other questions to consider are:

  • Should new development include a diversity of housing and sizes?
  • Should the city establish a housing diversity index score for new neighborhoods?
  • Should the city develop incentives for adding new housing units in existing neighborhoods?

The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. via Zoom. For citizen’s communication, contact the city clerk’s office at dianna.barker@taylortx.gov prior to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 5.

The meeting will be live on the city’s website at http://www.ci.taylor.tx.us/660/Taylor-Videos.

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