In many cases, expanded real estate development is a good thing: it often comes with expanded job opportunities, an expanded tax base and other benefits. However, from time to time, some people feel the need to resort to real estate litigation in order to stop development from happening.
When a state enters into an agreement to help develop land, many business owners in that area may cry foul. Some business owners may feel like their businesses will suffer if another piece of land is developed down the road with state resources. This was the case with a group of business owners in Baltimore, who effectively shut down the state of Maryland's long-planned redevelopment of 28 acres of commercial real estate as a mixed-use development for state workers, retail shops and living spaces.
"Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory. Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat." - Sun Tzu, The Art of War
Residents of Eastport have launched a campaign to convince Anne Arundel County and the State of Maryland that one group home is enough for their neighborhood. The current group home has been the source of multiple complaints for a few years, so residents were surprised when officials gave a second group home the go-ahead. The two facilities would be on the same street.