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Neighborhood Associations vs. City Planners

Neighborhood Associations vs. City Planners

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Communities often band together to push for what is best for their residents. They form organizations like HOAs and neighborhood associations, which give them a chance to meet with their neighbors, exchange ideas, start projects, and propose solutions to problems facing their communities. These organizations are formed to give residents a place to bring common concerns to a public forum and operate based on the needs of their members. However, sometimes when neighborhood associations oppose changes in their communities, they face trouble fighting large development corporations. Read on to learn more about what to do if your HOA or neighborhood association is against development in your community. 

When Neighborhoods Are Against Development

Neighborhood associations that are partnered with the city give citizens a voice and a way to advocate for their wants and needs. They can improve the communication between city officials and residents, and can help to bring problems to light that may otherwise go unnoticed. It's important for citizens to feel heard by their city's government, and be given an opportunity to voice their frustrations and find ways to improve their communities. 

One thing that neighborhood associations sometimes oppose is new development and construction in their neighborhoods. Sometimes, they feel like this development will bring unwanted change to their communities like increased car and foot traffic, lack of parking, too much noise, or buildings that don't fit in with the aesthetic of the neighborhood. When neighborhoods are against development, they can be unsure of how to prepare their argument or may feel powerless against the developers, who often have many more resources.  

By Kara Cermak, CMCA®, AMS®, PCAM® on Mar 31, 2020 2:00:00 PM
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