One thing that we are looking at is infill without demolition – appropriately adding to existing houses but not allowing the additional units if a house is torn down
Perhaps a solution is to establish firm design guidelines for infill that respects the integrity of an historic neighborhood while not necessarily trying to duplicate it. Also look into CDBG funds for restoring historic properties in lower income communities to try and help stave off development and gentrification.
Just some ideas...
Historical Resources Manager
City of Venice
Venice Museum & Archives
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than to foretell the future.
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