Massachusetts Flirting With Mount Laurel Doctrine

Massachusetts may be going down the same road as New Jersey's with its Mount Laurel doctrine, writes Jerold Kayden.

"The very notion of a judicial takeover of local zoning has irritated many. Furthermore, allowing developers to build at higher densities in order to provide the financial wherewithal for the affordable units has engendered the same criticism levied against Chapter 40B projects in Massachusetts. Higher density development often means more traffic, school overcrowding, and greater infrastructure demands."

Thanks to Anthony Flint

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