72 percent of Americans said their communities are overbuilt or fine just the way they are indicating a significant hurdle for new development.
Distrust and cynicism over the process by which local land use decisions are made continues to cast a shadow with 61 percent believing their community does fair to poor deciding what gets built.
54 percent of those surveyed believe that the relationship between local officials and developers makes the process unfair.
The process by which land use decision are made is now dominated by opponents who have the motivation and passion to show up and participate. We consistently see projects with broad based support voted down by local boards who hear only from opponents who pack hearing rooms and actively participate in the process.