For the last 7+ years, the Hamilton Administration and a determined minority on the City Council have pulled Bloomington in the wrong direction. The 2023 citywide election provides Bloomingtonians a real opportunity to put the city on a more realistic and less divisive course – if we seize that opportunity.
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Does a Housing Shortage Justify Upzoning? Surprise: We Don’t Have One
By Peter Dorfman Bloomington’s administration has tried just about every conceivable rationalization for upzoning the city’s dense core. “Walkability to downtown” didn’t overcome constituents’ objections to the plan in 2019. Nor did Bloomingtonians buy into the pretext that an influx of market rate apartment development would generate new affordable housing. The city’s own planners regularly admitContinue reading “Does a Housing Shortage Justify Upzoning? Surprise: We Don’t Have One”
Let’s Talk About ‘NIMBY’
By Peter Dorfman When are supporters and opponents of Bloomington’s proposal to upzone neighborhoods going to stop talking past one another? An important first step will be for those engaged in the conversation to start seeing each other as individuals instead of dismissing the people they disagree with as abstract, opaque memes. This will getContinue reading “Let’s Talk About ‘NIMBY’”