I suck at headlines. Sorry.
I read this in the Grand Rapids press today. Neighbors get no say in school construction. The big parking lot and driveway that will be built (for cars) will be really convenient (for cars) but will make the neighbor’s lives significantly less safe. The Kentwood planners’ hands are tied, though, because state law bars them from doing anything about it (aka doing their job).
Planning and zoning laws need to change. They’re antiquated. They’re for an economy that’s thriving on cars. And that’s just not happening anymore.