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‘That’s An Insult’: Residents Express Frustration At Boston’s Process For Approving New Developments

December 10, 2019
Gabrielle Emanuel |

Roberta Schur, the Community Development Manager at the Tacoma Housing Authority in Washington state who has worked in other locations around the country, said there’s no one way to make sure the community isn’t “insulted.”

“What works in one neighborhood wouldn’t necessarily work in another neighborhood,” said Schur.

But, she said, there are ways to mitigate resentment. Take the Hilltop neighborhood in Tacoma as an example, she said. It’s a place where there’s a lot of rapid development, like Allston-Brighton, and there’s a lot of fear there about the changes.

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