illustration by Marc Hughes for the PlannersWeb


If you are considering a land use change that will affect a residential neighborhood, perfectly normal, rational people will appear to grow fangs and spit fire.

As a planning commissioner you need to keep your cool, and recognize the difference between legitimate concerns and irrational fears.

simple drawing of a fence

Why Not in Our Back Yard?

Almost all of us have faced locally unwanted land uses. However, these “LULUs” are usually designed to provide vital community services. How your community can harmonize its housing and social service needs with the objections of neighborhood opponents.