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It does not matter how expensive the housing or commercial site to be constructed will be.
Those who live close to the new construction will want to keep it the way it was, and will use claims about the loss of trees, the increase in traffic, or the impact additional folks will have on the school system to fight the change.
Building affordable housing or special needs housing only adds to the types of arguments people will raise.
However, that doesn’t mean there’s nothing you can do.
This article offers 9 tips for overcoming NIMBY opposition.