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Massachusetts Will Now Punish Suburbs
That Refuse to Build Apartments

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Posted By: NorthernDog, 1/21/2022 2:44:18 PM

Build up or pay up. That is the message Massachusetts is sending to 175 cities and suburbs in the Boston area, as a bill passed last year to boost housing production begins to take effect. Almost every jurisdiction in Eastern Massachusetts, from the New Hampshire border to Worcester to the Cape Cod Canal, will have to do its part zoning for 344,000 new units of as-of-right multifamily housing—or lose access to some state grant programs. That mean allowing apartments in many tony subdivisions currently reserved for single-family homes. For perspective, all of Massachusetts currently builds just 15,000 new units


Prepare to see Khrushchyovka - Soviet style affordable housing - doting the Boston landscape.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: marbles 1/21/2022 2:49:59 PM (No. 1046516)
How the left intends to destroy the suburbs and destroy the middle class.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Dreadnought 1/21/2022 2:56:59 PM (No. 1046519)
As-of-right is a form of government imposed zoning entitlement.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Cardsfan 1/21/2022 2:58:30 PM (No. 1046520)
I’ll bet this doesn’t extend to Obama’s neighborhood
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Toby Ten Bears 1/21/2022 2:59:01 PM (No. 1046521)
Destroying America one idiotic idea at a time.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Marzon 1/21/2022 3:03:30 PM (No. 1046525)
Gotta build housing for all those illegals moving in to turn the suburbs blue
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Ida Lou Pino 1/21/2022 3:12:43 PM (No. 1046531)
The first 300,000 units should be built on Martha's Vineyard. Then they can build the rest of them someplace else.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: udanja99 1/21/2022 3:22:28 PM (No. 1046540)
#6, the second 300,000 should be built in Hyannis, home of the Kennedy clan.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: formerNYer 1/21/2022 3:29:58 PM (No. 1046547)
You voted for this government Mass, now live with the consequences.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: excalgalcg 1/21/2022 3:32:17 PM (No. 1046551)
Well MA is going to see people leave and they are coming here to ME and we don’t have housing as it is. Democrat MA is run by progressive commies. They love illegals. They are definitely going to destroy the middle class.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: ocho reales 1/21/2022 3:44:09 PM (No. 1046561)
Amen # 6, And put a bunch in Nantucket too.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: padiva 1/21/2022 3:44:11 PM (No. 1046562)
Yup. Build senior housing. There might be lower income people in the hood but chances are that the neighborhood will probably be safe for everyone.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: planetgeo 1/21/2022 3:45:35 PM (No. 1046563)
Can't wait to see the new Section 8 housing in all those Democrat-voting enclaves...Enjoy.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: daisey 1/21/2022 3:45:38 PM (No. 1046564)
Build some as close to John Kerry and the ketchup widow’s as possible. Then throw a few dozen of those bird killer windmills too. Think Pelosi will ever have any eyesores on the hundreds of acres of grapevines? I despise these babied, coddled, hypocritical, lying politicians.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: Rich323 1/21/2022 3:56:10 PM (No. 1046569)
This is from Hillary’s It Takes a Village mentality. Obama promised this too. If the trouble makers can’t afford to move from impoverished crime ridden hoods, we’ll move them into your neighborhood. Pretty soon there will be Chicago shooting galleries in every town. Say goodbye to good schools since these affordable housing folks won’t be paying any taxes or spending any money in your area. Stop this people or you’ll end up like China with no home ownership, just piled up like ants in tiny government apartments.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: JunkYardDog 1/21/2022 3:58:23 PM (No. 1046570)
Keep voting DEM, Taxachusetts. They take your money, and now your land. Kids next?
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Reply 16 - Posted by: mobyclik 1/21/2022 4:33:49 PM (No. 1046597)
I'm old and I can remember when these were called 'the projects.' Within a year, they'll be eyesores with crime everywhere. I wonder who's doing the checking to find where most of the conservatives live.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: Strike3 1/21/2022 4:42:20 PM (No. 1046603)
It's the new Spread Blight and Misery program. Smart suburbanites should tell the state to shove their money but we're talking Massachusetts here.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: doctorfixit 1/21/2022 5:05:28 PM (No. 1046628)
I guess Taxachusetts doesn't need any new housing. Suit yourself, commies.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: DVC 1/21/2022 6:12:10 PM (No. 1046684)
Apartments are THE focus of crime in any suburb. Hard fact. Ask any cop. Large swaths of owner occupied homes have only a tiny fraction of the crimes in and near apartments. The criminals live in the apartments and prey on apartments and nearby homes. Ask any cop.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: Heil Liberals 1/21/2022 6:20:24 PM (No. 1046689)
Communists doing what communists do. No surprise here.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: Fosterdad 1/21/2022 7:16:17 PM (No. 1046724)
The federal government should expand this to The Hamptons, Hyannisport, Martha's Vineyard, Nantucket, Rehoboth Beach, and any other zip code with average home values above $1 million.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: Rama41 1/21/2022 7:53:20 PM (No. 1046761)
This was on Obama's agenda. I assume it's on Biden's.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: Omen55 1/21/2022 8:16:01 PM (No. 1046791)
It's MA they deserve it for voting for dem!
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Reply 24 - Posted by: ChattyCatsSusan 1/21/2022 10:05:38 PM (No. 1046882)
I have never been to a small town that didn't have apartments of some kind in their community. Apartments and rental homes and duplexes exist in pretty much every community in the nation. I guess the governor's problem is that they want them Soviet size or something. Residential needs are market driven. Why on earth would these idiots want cities and towns to build what they don't need and cannot afford?
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Reply 25 - Posted by: czechlist 1/23/2022 10:36:04 AM (No. 1048147)
my great grandmother became wealthy after immigrating to the US. She moved back to whis now Czechia in the 20s and bought a small farm. She had little trouble with the Nazis but the Communists razed her cottage, took her farm land and built apartment buildings on it. They graciously allowed her to live in one of the apartments.
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