Removal of Duplexes from R-2
Last Legislative session on January 17th, 2012, we passed a resolution which removes duplexes from the R-2 zoning district. This is a minor, but important change which demonstrates the focus of this council on encouraging home ownership as much as possible within the Borough.
I personally believe that Media, like many communities, benefits by having long-term residents who own their home and who are invested in the community where they live. Obviously, renters are essential to the Media commnuity as well and as such they are still permitted within R-3 and R-4 residential districts. Existing duplexes in R-2 will be grandfathered in and allowed as well.
This rule change means that there will be less of a mix of rentals and home owners in R-2 districts.