Housing development really needs to be carefully planned.
I live in a small condo community with small multi-unit quadriplexes (like 4 small units come together at the interior point, like AZ, UT, CO & NM in the 'Four Corners' west states. I really only think of my next-door neighbor as my neighbor, like in a semi-attached home where our center wall is adjoining.
Well, about 1 month ago, there was a BIGGGG FIRE in a unit building abutting the communal parking lot across to my unit. It made all the local TV news accounts. I SLEPT THRU IT!!! Never awoke from the noise or smell!
That situation has really caused me some deep thought. I'm homebound, totally dependent with my walker, and I move slowly. I think - what would happen if that fire jumped the parking lot? Add to the situation that I have supplemental oxygen tanks for my cpap. And only a front door. Damn! I don't want to be an evening news bulletin!
I believe the unit that started that fire was Twsp-owned. I don't know but they may have provided some special housing arrangement. And we do have a few unit rentals that are limited in numbers because too many rentals in a community makes for difficult mortgaging & financing.
I'm really giving some thought to my safety and that on a larger scale.
Am posting this not to lose it. To be continued ...