Not intended to be an intellectual exercise here, but:
A planner at the office wanted group input on an amendment to a plan that would take the only alley loaded homes in a development (the single family development itself was only 5% alley loaded to begin with) and convert them to front loaded. Her concern was:
"Would we want to urge the applicant to keep the alley to prevent the streetscape from being further dominated by garage doors?"
Fair enough question I guess, keeping in mind that our front loaded garages are already required to be recessed behind the house itself to prevent the "snoot-houses" effect.
A couple days later on Facebook, the planner posted a picture of the house she was buying -- not only is it front loaded, it's a snoot house, with the garage being the closest part of the house to the street that doesn't meet our front loaded requirements today.
Maybe it's just me, but as an engineer, I wouldn't buy a house that lacked sidewalk, was non-ADA compliant, etc. I wouldn't want someone to say I didn't practice what I preached.
Should you/do you practice what you plan?