A few years ago, my hometown of Westport was abuzz about a proposed multi-family residential development on the Post Road. The comments on social media were harsh and overwhelmingly negative.
“This is what East German housing would likely look like if it were built today,” one person lamented. Another suggested that, since renters don’t pay property taxes, they wouldn’t be as committed to the community as their home-owning neighbors. “It will be one giant traffic jam,” one person warned.