[M]ost neighborhoods want to partner with developers, whether of residential or commercial space. In many cases I’m personally familiar with, neighborhoods just want the opportunity to be treated as a stakeholder at the table in order to provide input about what works best for the neighborhood. Too often (again in my personal experience), the developer just wants the shortest, fastest path to buildout, ignoring context and concerns. There’s nothing about neighborhoods that is inherently anti-business, nor does there have to be about a neighborhood-friendly mayor.
- - Freddie O'Connell debunking the assumption that being pro-neighborhood is being anti-business