Category: Land use

It is for us the living, rather: Part 3, Shall not perish from the earth

19 December, 2014 (10:00) | Archeology, Cemetery, Development, Easement, Encumbrance, Hartland, Homeownership, Housing, Land use, Title, Vermont, Zoning | No comments

 [Continued from yesterday’s Part 2 and the preceding Part 1.] By: David A. Smith We here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain During yesterday’s Part 2, Mr. Guite prevailed in court (back in 2011) and proceeded to relocate the cemetery. Bringing in the University of Vermont’s Consulting Archeology department to […]

It is for us the living, rather: Part 2, We cannot consecrate

18 December, 2014 (10:00) | Archeology, Cemetery, Development, Easement, Encumbrance, Hartland, Homeownership, Housing, Land use, Title, Vermont, Zoning | No comments

[Continued from yesterday’s Part 1.] By: David A. Smith It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this. In yesterday’s Part 1, we encountered Michel Guite, for several decades a part-time resident of Hartland, Vermont, who bought a quarter-square-mile plot of land in the middle of which was located a tiny (0.025 acre) […]

It is for us the living, rather: Part 1, To be dedicated here

17 December, 2014 (10:00) | Archeology, Cemetery, Development, Easement, Encumbrance, Hartland, Homeownership, Housing, Land use, Title, Vermont, Zoning | No comments

By: David A. Smith We have come to dedicate a portion of that field ‘Forever’ is a concept that we human beings use all too cavalierly in ordinary conversation but that when written into a contract (such as a land-use agreement or title deed) reverts to its pure English-language meaning – ‘without end’ – and […]

Adding new dormers: Part 3, A list of suitable locations

17 November, 2014 (10:00) | Affordability, Apartments, Boston, Boston College, Boston University, Development, Dormitories, Enforcement, Housing, Land use, Northeastern, Real estate taxes, Rental, Student housing, Universities, Urbanization, Zoning | No comments

[Continued from last week’s Part 2 and the preceding Part 1.] By: David A. Smith If Boston is to thrive, as we say yesterday then its universities must thrive, and for them to thrive, they want to grow, and for several of those domiciled in the city itself, the constraining factor is land that can be […]

Adding new dormers: Part 2, Armed with housing lists

14 November, 2014 (10:00) | Affordability, Apartments, Boston, Boston College, Boston University, Development, Dormitories, Enforcement, Housing, Land use, Northeastern, Real estate taxes, Rental, Student housing, Universities, Urbanization, Zoning | No comments

[Continued from yesterday’s Part 1.] By: David A. Smith Yesterday’s post confronted us with the centrality of Boston’s economy – that the city depends on the area’s universities, which among them have 250,000 students and out of which have spun aerospace, software, and genetic engineering inventions, innovations, and job a-plenty – and that the universities […]