Tom McBride: Amherst should free up property for development

Thursday, July 22, 2021

According to the article on the governor, a Republican, he is trying to help citizens with home ownership, including citizens of color.

Amherst holds up housing development by having vast amounts of conservation land on which you can’t build. Amherst tries band aid zoning solutions to help with housing but it’s not enough.

A progressive community like Amherst could aspire to so much more by freeing up property for development. The cost of having conservation land, tax and otherwise, is simply too much. Amherst aspires to nothing more than a conservative value of upholding the status quo of protecting expensive real estate.

Tom McBride