I just have to call attention to these three sentences:
Every time developers must redesign the buildings to satisfy the neighbors, every time the project is delayed for further review, every time a spurious appeal is filed, the more it costs to build that project. And that has one predictable outcome: It will make them more expensive to rent, i.e., fewer people will be able to afford them. In other words, whether deliberate or not, the effect of neighborhood advocacy and its input on development projects will make living in these places more expensive and push out workers with less money.
What unbelievably huge pile of steaming bullshit
What would you say if some corporate mouthpiece told you that, "Every time we have to submit our designs for this-here new power plant (coal shipping facility, etc)
to review for design or be subject to "spurious environmental appeals" it only means that the cost of building the plant goes up and that means the price for the consumer will be higher"?
You'd call total bullshit
on that ass-backwards, 1%-er, trickle-down-Reaganomics argument wouldn't you?
no fucking idiot and you know that the price to the consumer is determined by what the market will bear, and NOT by the costs of the production facility built for it.
So why treat us like we're idiots
right here in the middle of the article, Dom?
The aPodment developers will rent the units for whatever price the market will bear. If their costs in construction are higher that DOES NOT
mean that they will rent the units for more than people will pay for them -- it just means that the developer's profit margins will be slightly slimmer and their ROI will take longer to realize.
Those 1%-ers perhaps won't get richer quite as fast
if we make them act responsibly. Oh. Well. Boo-fucking-hoo!!!
And if you really did
believe that if developers didn't have to undergo full design review they'd magically "pass the savings on to renters"... well, you'd be a complete and total fucking moronic idiot, Dominic, simple as that.
And I honestly don't think you're an idiot. (At least not a complete and fucking total one.) So don't treat us like we are. Okay?