Attention Developers: Here’s how to beat the system

Essay by Norm Wallen

Growth and Local Politics – June 1999 – Colorado Central Magazine

ANYONE WHO LIVES in a growing western community can understand how development changes the character of the place they live. But most of us are uninformed about the development process itself. We curse the powers that be when new subdivisions and strip-malls go up, or we get stuck in traffic jams that didn’t exist last year, but we don’t really understand the rules, both hidden and apparent, that created this new reality.

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