by Leslee Kulba
Wild West blogger
Sylva has finally realized a seventy-year-old law requiring residential lot size to be at least half an acre no longer makes much sense. In 2008, the town’s planner, Jim Aust, resigned over the issue. He argued it would be impossible to build affordable housing, and said the mayor only wanted to govern people living in $500,000 houses. New, apparently arbitrary, minimum lot sizes have been selected for different zonings. Besides, a study of best practices in comparable communities . . .