Category: Hingham

If you can’t beat ‘em, build ‘em: Part 2, we fought George III on that

22 February, 2013 (09:00) | Affordable Housing, Chapter 40B, Development, Hingham, Inclusionary zoning, Local issues, MEEs, NIMBY, Rental, Zoning | 1 comment

By:David A. Smith   [Continued from yesterday’s Part 1.]   Yesterday’s post began with the happy ending – eight new homes, two of which are affordable and all eight of which will count as affordable, being developed in bucolic Hingham, Massachusetts, as reported by Jessica Bartlett (who’s covered these developments from the beginning) in a […]

If you can’t beat ‘em, build ‘em: Part 1, sully our aesthetic?

21 February, 2013 (16:12) | Affordable Housing, Chapter 40B, Development, Hingham, Inclusionary zoning, Local issues, MEEs, NIMBY, Rental, Zoning |

By:David A. Smith   As the purpose of laws and money (the two products of our government factories) is to reshape ecosystems and hence to reorient and change market participation behavior, they need to be judged not principally at inception but when the ecosystem has been remade and is in equilibrium, with the ecosystem’s creatures […]