- Housing affordability crisis went national as hundreds of thousands of Americans moved, inflation surged, and labor and materials costs went on a rollercoaster ride.
- Mountain West emerges as hotbed of YIMBY activism to ease barriers to infill housing and pioneer model for legalizing denser urban-style development.
- Arizona and Montana considering a full suite of zoning changes from scrapping minimum parking requirements to legalizing SROs, ADUs, duplexes and triplexes.
- Reform efforts garnering support from both Democrats and Republicans, with Democrats stressing intent to take bold action to get cities to permit more housing.
- Success of proposals is far from guaranteed, with opposition from local governments and exclusionary enclaves like Paradise Valley.
YIMBY Zoning Reform Sweeps the Mountain West
The Mountain West emerges as a hotbed of YIMBY activism to ease barriers to infill housing and pioneer model for legalizing denser urban-style development, amid a national housing affordability crisis.