YIMBY: Yes In My Back Yard!

I’m not a NIMBY. There is a three story affordable housing project for seniors almost literally being built in my backyard, except that it’s some yards over on the property directly abutting my backyard woods. You can see it if you look very closely through the snow (ten plus inches coming today!)

I have openly supported this project through the planning board process and town council meetings because there is a need for this kind of housing where real estate is off the charts. Since the pandemic began the influx of people has been extraordinary, and housing keeps going up.

I have a good ongoing relationship with the developers, too. In fact one of them stopped by today to let me pick the color for the side of the building facing my yard so that it will blend in better with the sky behind my woods. Isn’t that so lovely of them?