Category Archives: Local Historic Districts (LHD)

Tracking down the culprit

As the vote approaches tonight on the re-zoning of two Storey Avenue lots; it might be good to clarify a few things.     There is a lot of anger out there against CVS.    It comes from the feeling that a large … Continue reading

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Is this the impression they want?

If it is, I say go for it.       (This bumper sticker was in the driveway of someone who wanted to demolish an    historical home adjacent to their place so they could build a garage and expand their house!     I … Continue reading

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The Goal of Affordable Housing

Big meeting last night to go over a planning professionals day-dream of a perfect community.       This is of course, not urban planning but social engineering by the State.       By somehow providing homes that are ‘forced’ into the mold of ‘affordable’; … Continue reading

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Reaching levels of ever higher hysteria

Surrounded by waves of support for the local historic district and now seeing demolitions and destruction of historic buildings; the anti-LHD crowd response has been to achieve new heights of hysteria.     Wrapping themselves in red, white and blue versions of … Continue reading

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I’m not being lazy!

Sure, it may seem that way.   I could right a post on how local historic districts actually protect property rights, but truthfully – if someone is more qualified to speak on property rights as it relates to a local historic … Continue reading

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On your mark, get set, go!

“We, the undersigned, propose that the Newburyport Redevelopment Authority take the action necessary now to insure the rehabilitation of the historic buildings of the Newburyport Business District.  We are unalterably opposed to demolition.” If you go to the book, Port … Continue reading

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Death Watch Day Four

This dreary day seems to reflect the situation with this historic home.       No activity and no hope.       Speaking of a sad situation, Newbury is in a bad situation – just assuming that things will just stay the same as they … Continue reading

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