whats up with trend of 3 story townhomes?

Dec 6, 2019 22 Comments

literally new developments all over the Bay. but all i see are 3 story townhome/condo style homes. the single family house is a forgone idea


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TOP 22 Comments
  • Apple aANv87
    Land costs money. It’s cheaper to build up.
    Dec 6, 2019 0
  • Pandora dipthong
    3 story townhouses were so 2018. It’s all about 4 story townhouses now.
    Dec 6, 2019 2
  • Single family house are the main cause of suburban sprawl and terrible traffic. Building denser is good for the Bay Area.
    Dec 6, 2019 0
  • IBM Trunk
    Townhomes are awesome if you love HOAs, shared land, shared walls, and nonexistent property lots.
    Dec 6, 2019 0
  • Amazon popozaø
    If you buy a lot for 2M with the intent of developing and selling homes, would you build 10 1M townhomes or 1 2.5M SFH?

    The market won’t tolerate 1 10M SFH.
    Dec 6, 2019 0
  • NVIDIA errorh
    Grab the SFH while you can.
    Dec 6, 2019 0
  • Uber fgd135
    Most people can't afford a single family home close to the city, so they're building for product-market fit. If you want a single family home, there are plenty in Tracy and Gilroy.
    Dec 6, 2019 0
  • Amazon / Eng jNeo42
    In 50 years Seattle will be a sea of ugly rundown 3-story shitboxes.
    Dec 7, 2019 3
    • Intel / Eng

      Intel Eng

      logic design Engineer. other interests photography, travelling, hiking, exotic food, tech. travelled 30+ countries and 7 continents.
      Better then the ugly suburban SFH IMHO
      Dec 7, 2019
    • Amazon popozaø
      Right now Seattle is a sea of ugly rundown 1-story shitboxes built in the 50s intermixed with 3 story shitboxes built in the last 5 years.

      It’s such an eyesore.
      Dec 7, 2019
  • Uber


    I coach people for behavioural interviews at high tech companies like Amazon, FB, Pinterest etc.
    City governments do not want single family homes but only multi storeyed houses on small lots. They prefer high density communities as that means less money required for providing utilities and services.
    Dec 6, 2019 3
    • NVIDIA errorh
      Yes, some are. Go visit Milpitas.
      Dec 7, 2019
    • Google ShakeBake
      And more property taxes per square foot.
      Dec 8, 2019
  • Capco dmodemd
    My first townhouse in suburban Maryland in 1993 was 3 stories. Pretty standard in the east.
    Dec 7, 2019 0


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