The problem with zoning…

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…is that self-designated elite sophisticates would be in charge of determining what’s okay and what’s not.

Like Councilman Peter Brown.

I thought a 23-story mixed-use project was exactly the kind of development new urbanists long for. I guess it’s not so good when it’s in your own neighborhood:

The Bissonnet high-rise, Brown said, is a glaring example of out-of-scale development.

The project “would literally dwarf the surrounding homes in Southampton,” said Brown, who lives in the neighborhood. “The city simply lacks the basic development standards to protect our neighborhoods and property values.”

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