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When viewed from the street, three adjacent townhomes or six small condos can be constructed at approximately the same height and mass as existing single-family homes. Many, particularly childless households and mature families, are willing to accept a smaller lot and smaller home to get the quality and location they want. Major political battles often erupt when density increases are proposed.