"this just in" piece on LD 1481, which would prohibit retroactive citizens refer
"this just in" piece on LD 1481, which would prohibit retroactive citizens referenda on projects which have received final approval from the area planning board. Under current law, developments are protected only after ground has been broken. Supporters, including the Maine Real Estate and Development Association (MEREDA), the state Planning Office, and the Southern Maine Affordable Housing Coalition, say changing the law is vital to encouraging development in the state. Stacy Mitchell of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance counters that the measure will only help big-box retail development, not affordable housing projects. Developers of the Dunstan Crossing project in Scarborough were denied in 2003 when a last-minute referendum halted the project after two years of working with the planning board for final approval.
Bills, Legislative, Dunstan Crossing (Proposed) Scarborough, Real estate development, Referendums (State)
Donnelly, Sara, ""this just in" piece on LD 1481, which would prohibit retroactive citizens refer" (2005). Maine News Index – Portland Phoenix. 2125.
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