Remember that affordable housing discussion we refuse to have in New Albany?
Here's an interesting flip side. I'm guessing those medians on Main Street are of sufficient width to allow a lean-to or eight.
But seriously: Food for thought.
Why Historic Preservation Districts Should Be a Thing of the Past, by Kriston Capps (City Lab)
... When local- and state-government bodies grant preservation status to historic districts — sometimes entire neighborhoods — they do not always simply protect culture, architecture, and history. Sometimes they also shore up wealth, status, and power.