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Old 09-08-2014, 09:24 PM
 
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Housing monitor finds zoning in six towns problematic

Good for Rob Astorino. This so-called "housing monitor" is a complete idiot. Harrison, Larchmont, North Castle, Rye Brook, Lewisboro and Pelham Manor are the culprits, with Harrison singled out by concentrating multifamily housing in already multifamily areas.

Harrison has been developed like this since 1920. The multi-family houses were built around the train station and downtown, while the large one-family houses were built to the north. So what? Should there be multi-family houses built in Purchase next to mansions.

Again, a complete idiot. If you have the cash, you can buy the house. If you don't have the cash, you can't. And it is against the law for a realtor to steer minorities away from an area.
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Old 09-09-2014, 07:21 AM
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Hi-density housing next to transportation source. Lower density housing further out. That's been a natural growth since.... forever. Its the same in my racially-homogenous non-US place of origin. They'd be thrilled to know over there that the zoning is racist! I'll let them know.

Witch hunts like this help exactly no-one except the lawyers and the perpetually-outraged.
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Old 09-10-2014, 12:56 AM
 
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The point is -- why the zoning? What is the reason for it? Astorino seems to be one to favor the free market -- so let the free market decide what kind of housing develops. Why does there need to be zoning to keep multifamily housing out of such a huge geographic area? Are they trying to keep "certain" people out? In this case, conservative Republican Astorino seems pretty OK with big government telling the private market what not to build.

To me Astorino has done eveything to act like he is abiding by the housing settlement while chipping away at it to protect special interests and preserve the status quo.
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Old 09-10-2014, 07:17 AM
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Zoning for aesthetic reasons? I like single family plots so things aren't too crowded. So do many others. I also like mature shade trees in the neighborhood and I also like sidewalks so the place is walkable. All sinister plots, I'm sure you'll agree. Trying to keep a "certain" atmosphere to a place people want to call home.

The nonsense continues.
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