50 of the last 64 hearings for these types of projects over the last four years have seen more support than opposition. According to a 2015 study of housing preferences by the Long Island Index, nearly one-third of Long Island residents expect to live in multifamily housing in five years.
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Millennials expect more when they rent. Generally speaking, millennials are also better educated and have higher income levels than previous generations of renters. Many have careers that are associated with technology, in part because they’re the first generation to grow up with the internet. Some of the main factors that millennials take into consideration when deciding where to rent include:
- Walkable, urban areas with access to amenities
- Access to public transportation
- Secure and safe buildings with great curb appeal and clean, renovated living space
- Open floor plans, large windows, stainless steel appliances, high-end fixtures and finishes
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