Friday, April 11, 2008

House of the Day: Why downzonings hurt development.

Sometimes we don't always get what we want. Sometimes when we reach for the stars, we miss and land in Greenwood Heights. What we at IMBY like to call aspirational renderings of what might have been built, if not for the overly restrictive, self-serving R6B zoning regulations, fascistically imposed on developers and homeowners alike.

I feel like I'm being creatively strangled.

"One starts out with a dream, a vision really, and then the DoB Examiners, City Planners, and Community Board activistas get their kielbasas on it and you watch Shangri-La whittled down to this... Set backs, height limits, lot line window restrictions, I could go on and on and on and on and on. Just try and get a curb cut approved for a four car garage these days!"

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