Category: Cities

Milton’s paradise lost? Part 8: No matter what we come up with

28 October, 2014 (09:00) | Affordable Housing, Boston, Chapter 40B, Cities, Development, Homeownership, Housing, Inclusionary zoning, Milton, Rental, Zoning | No comments

[Continued from yesterday’s Part 7 and the preceding Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, and Part 6.] By: David A. Smith “Heaven is for thee too high To know what passes there; be lowly wise.” ― John Milton, Paradise Lost As we reach the end of this multi-part post – unlike […]

Milton’s paradise lost? Part 7: Boarded up for years

27 October, 2014 (09:00) | Affordable Housing, Boston, Chapter 40B, Cities, Development, Homeownership, Housing, Inclusionary zoning, Milton, Rental, Zoning | No comments

[Continued from Friday’s Part 6 and the preceding Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, and Part 5.] By: David A. Smith “The mind is its own place, and in itself Can make a heav’n of hell, a hell of heav’n.” ― John Milton, Paradise Lost The crowbar or-else of Chapter 40B, as we have […]

Milton’s paradise lost? Part 6: Pay the tax, don’t use your land

24 October, 2014 (09:00) | Affordable Housing, Boston, Chapter 40B, Cities, Development, Homeownership, Housing, Inclusionary zoning, Milton, Rental, Zoning | No comments

[Continued from yesterday’s Part 5 and the preceding Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 and Part 4.] By: David A. Smith “But what will not ambition and revenge Descend to?” ― John Milton, Paradise Lost Just as guerrillas must eventually come down from the hills and fight a pitched battle if they want to shift […]

Milton’s paradise lost? Part 5, Axing the oak tree

23 October, 2014 (09:00) | Affordable Housing, Boston, Chapter 40B, Cities, Development, Homeownership, Housing, Inclusionary zoning, Milton, Rental, Zoning | No comments

[Continued from yesterday’s Part 4 and the preceding Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3.] By: David A. Smith “We live Law to ourselves. Our reason is our Law.” ― John Milton, Paradise Lost As patient readers have seen up to now, the exhaustive treatment of this multi-part post on Milton’s allergy to any form […]

Milton’s paradise lost? Part 4: Eleventh-hour attempt

22 October, 2014 (09:00) | Affordable Housing, Boston, Chapter 40B, Cities, Development, Homeownership, Housing, Inclusionary zoning, Milton, Rental, Zoning | No comments

[Continued from yesterday’s Part 3 and the preceding Part 1 and Part 2.] By: David A. Smith  “A mind not to be changed by place or time.” ― John Milton, Paradise Lost It might seem, to judge by the statement of Milton’s leaders, that the town’s shortage of affordable housing is due to forces beyond […]