housing development


: a group of individual dwellings or apartment houses typically of similar design that are usually built and sold or leased by one management

Examples of housing development in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And Moscow invested in mass housing developments that became comparable to small cities, carefully curating their social spaces according to communist ideals. Simon Curtis and Ian Klaus, Foreign Affairs, 27 Nov. 2023 While that’s nothing new, what’s revealing is that a senior Federal Reserve official is lamenting the wave of opposition to many housing developments. Jonathan Lansner, San Diego Union-Tribune, 24 Nov. 2023 The demographics, however, had started to shift, as young couples and others moved into relatively affordable housing developments. Timothy McLaughlin, Washington Post, 3 Nov. 2023 Like most postwar housing developments, Schlobohm initially served white working-class communities. Zandria Robinson, Glamour, 1 Nov. 2023 State Senator Scott Weiner, who authored Senate Bills 423, 4, and 593, all of which were recently signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom in an effort to reduce barriers to housing development. Alena Botros, Fortune, 26 Oct. 2023 An aerial view shows homes under varying stages of construction in the Copper Falls subdivision, farm fields and older housing developments in Buckeye, Arizona Distribution is certainly part of the problem. Kyle Paoletta, The New Republic, 30 Oct. 2023 Instead of encouraging more sprawling suburbs, the city plans to allow construction of thousands of high-rise housing developments in existing neighborhoods. David Garrick, San Diego Union-Tribune, 3 Oct. 2023 Southern Hills was one of several housing developments that Mayor Muriel E. Bowser (D) touted during her 2021 announcement of a record $400 million investment into the District’s Housing Production Trust Fund. Marissa J. Lang, Washington Post, 29 Sep. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1939, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of housing development was in 1939

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“Housing development.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/housing%20development. Accessed 1 Dec. 2023.

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