A different kind of development pressure

A stark contrast to the hundreds of thousands of square feet of development coming soon to Allston and Brighton, here is a story about activists in Burbank, California trying to stop construction of a 60,000 sq ft Whole Foods supermarket.
“We’re finding they’re saying, ‘This is our development, take it or leave it,’” he says. “But we want to say, ‘This is our community, take it or leave it.’”

As Los Angeles well knows, in the world of urban planning, missteps can linger for decades, permanently altering the character of a place.

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