The aroma of the Tim Burton’s film and characters shirt But I will love this whole process was giving me hunger pangs…pangs that had started several hours earlier that day. Basically developers have to go through a lot of hoops to make new housing. This is different from just renovating existing housing, since all you’re doing is raising the cost of the housing with the renovation. Creating new housing takes permits. It requires zoning. And likely someone isn’t going to like what you’re doing if it impacts their housing values in the slightest. For the longest time, freeways and sprawl allowed families to keep their heads above water, but now the prices in many American cities are becoming absolutely untenable.