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Resident tells why he calls housing plan deeply flawed

The following opinion piece about town planning's updated five-year housing plan was written by Don Seltzer of Arlington. His comments are from a longer analysis with supporting data published at sites.google.com/view/arfrr/the-arfrr-blog. He says his views are his own and that they do not represent a group.

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On Monday, Jan. 24, Arlington’s Redevelopment Board could complete its review of the draft version of the new housing production plan before passing it on to the Select Board to approve.  The submitted plan is deeply flawed in that it does not include the required analysis of likely growth as it affects our infrastructure, particularly our schools.  Also, it diverges from the goal of increasing affordable housing by proposing measures that are only meant to improve housing choices for the very highest income households.

This plan, developed by consultants Barrett Planning Group LLC and Horsely Witten Group Inc, will replace the town's current plan, approved in 2016.  Unlike that one, the new version suffers from a serious lack of analysis and discussion of the real impacts of the proposals.

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