Bay State NIMBYs: disgruntled hunt development projects for sport

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By Patrick Fox, President, The Saint Consulting Group

This interesting Boston Globe article looks at just how far NIMBYism can go with decisions expected soon from Massachusetts courts.

“Courts have generally been working off the theory that project opponents can’t sue developers just because they’re impacted by a development; they have to be genuinely harmed by a permitting decision. But if all it takes to show harm is the loss of an ocean view from across the road and over a roof, builders of all sizes could find themselves sunk.”

Paul McMorrow is an associate editor of CommonWealth Magazine. Click here for his full column in the Boston Globe.

Patrick Fox is president of The Saint Consulting Group, email

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