We have much more about the new Transit Oriented Communities bill:
First, here’s the whole bill text (pdf) for those of you so inclined. We also have a two-page summary (.doc, sorry) for the lazy. [UPDATE 7AM Jan. 15: I’ve received word that this is an older version of the proposal. We should get the version that is actually filed by Friday. Here’s a more up-to-date version of the two-pager (pdf).]
And lastly, Dan Bertolet at hugeasscity saved me the trouble of slamming the Jon Fox/Carolee Colter editorial about this bill. The only thing I might add is that Fox and Colter don’t seem to recognize the dissonance of the idea that the bill would make these communities both “unlivable” and “unaffordable.”
To be honest, I was a bit more excited about the bill when Fox and Colter made me think that it called for skyscrapers. Nevertheless, as someone who lives in the impacted area, I say “hurrah” for anything that makes it more likely I’ll get a decent grocery store within walking distance.