Category Archives: Zoning

The New Signage Ordinance for the Downtown

People who are anti-LHD keep stating that there is no need for historic preservation protections and the City has done just fine without it.        Unfortunately, this statement is made from ignorance.    One of the tremendous benefits from having a local … Continue reading

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Tonight is the Night

Be sure that you show up at the public hearing tonight at 6:30 at the Library for the revealing of the first draft of the Open Space and Recreation Plan which when finished will cover 2012 to 2017.       Your input … Continue reading

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Property Rights Sadomasochists

A Masochist loves to inflict pain on himself while a Sadist loves to inflict pain on others. We have a bunch of Libertarians who have decided to wrap themselves in their land deeds and threaten anyone who dares to tear … Continue reading

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The ‘Plan’ etched in stone

I don’t know if it’s the journalist strict code of fact-checking but it should not replace or cancel out logic.       Seaport Village, LLC is as trapped by their legal pursuit as the City is as trapped by the horrible 40B … 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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All we have is a flashlight

When you see a big development like the proposed 40B project on the Woodman Farm Lot; I can guarantee there are many fingers eagerly waiting to share in the spoils.          Everyone knows the affordable housing proposed is just a smoke … Continue reading

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A Deal Killed by Greed?

Eleanor Woodman gets 2.5 million dollars IF the city re-zones two small parcels.       And I certainly don’t begrudge the deal that was worked out.       In fact, as recently as the last few days, it looked good for the re-zoning to … Continue reading

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