Should Saugerties limit growth of rentals?

December 17, 2012 05:00 PM | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Should the town place future limits on large residential projects? Ongoing work on an updated master plan provides an opportunity to consider this sort of thing. Advocates for such a limit say the recent projects - all of them I’d rather have stable, solid long-term families rather than a transient group of people for subsidized, affordable housing - have been vigorously opposed by neighbors concerned their property values would be reduced and their taxes increased. But the Planning Board is only allowed to consider how such proposals relate to the zoning code, so even overwhelming opposition can’t stop a project. They also say community involvement and property upkeep are inversely related to the rise of renters.
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