Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Quincy City Council Votes Building Moratorium

On Monday night, February 5th, the Quincy City Council voted 7-2 to impose a one year building ban on more than two family units in areas designated residence B. The measure, which still needs the signature of the mayor to be official, was proposed by councilor-at-large John Keenan. The temporary ban is intended to give city officials an opportunity to develop zoning changes that will scale back some of the development that has been taking place in the city. Voting against the proposal were councilor-at-large Joseph Finn and who see issues having to do with property rights as well as for small developers. An eight unit townhouse on Spence Street, in Ward 2, is exempted from the moratorium.

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