Indeed, what if? This all seems like an issue to be settled between the homeowners/residents and the developer. If the small grocery was promised on paper, or in a contract, then that's what should happen. If the contract is broken, there should be a lawsuit and damages paid. If no such contract exists, then this is a simple property rights issue and the developer should do whatever they think is in their best interest, with their maintained reputation in mind.jjoyce wrote:What if zoning for a small grocery didn't just get buyers interested, but made it possible for the thing to be approved?
Seems like a nice business strategy: Promise one thing up front, then pull back a few years later.
Rickert's commentary is stupid, so points for jjoyce for getting the piñata swinging.