Local development standards that aren’t state law could be tossed aside by developers unless doing so puts “puts public safety at risk” or fails to reduce development costs. Developers can:

  • Gut city height limits (SB 50 raises residential heights to 4 to 5 stories)
  • Gut required parking (apartment complexes can be built without a single parking space)
  • Treat thousands of local development standards as mere options, including YOURS
  • Destroy historic buildings that aren’t on the National Registry of Historic Places
  • Erect massive structures: The “FAR” ratio on each lot could be doubled or tripled**