The Boulevard housing development is seen from this drone view along Dublin Boulevard between Scarlett Drive and Arnold Road in Dublin, Calif., on Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018. The project consists of five new neighborhoods, three with townhomes and two with single-family detached homes. (Jane Tyska/Bay Area News Group)

Bay Area residents want more housing, but …

There are a few things locals aren’t willing to sacrifice to get more housing

Fed up with soaring prices that are increasingly putting home ownership, or even a decent rental, out of reach, Bay Area residents overwhelmingly say they want more housing built, according to a new poll. But it better not make their commutes worse.

Residents said they support everything from new single family homes to housing for the homeless in their communities, tossing aside NIMBY concerns that sometimes throw a wrench in building plans. But there were limits to their enthusiasm. Respondents balked at building anything that would cut into the Bay Area’s cherished open spaces or funnel more people onto crowded local freeways and public transit, making their treks to work longer.

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