Here’s a depressing story on how difficult it is to get developments through Boston’s (and the state’s) tortuous zoning, legal and building-permit stages.
It’s technically a classic NIMBY tale, but recent court decisions now make a proposed South Boston housing/art studio project a possible test case on whether building opponents can sue, at any time, to stop developments if projects wreck their views in any way. They’re now called “view-based” legal arguments.
Well, our view is that nothing will ever get built if projects can be nixed exclusively on “view-based” grounds.
But what’s your view of views and view-based arguments?