Some city governments seem to me bend over backwards to help developers realize their plans. I would think that if a town or city has its comprehensive plan in order and up to date and thus knows specifically what the people want for the future, that it is in a good position to negotiate with developers proposing large projects. Why shouldn't the town, in telling a developer what it can do for him, ask him what he will do for it? For example, if someone wanted to build a large resort in an area where the town had a bike trail on its wish list, why not try to work a deal for public access through an agreed-upon area of the property in exchange for the grant of a CUP, or relaxation of some rule? Is this sort of thing done? What should be the limits on the city in asking what a developer can do to improve the public realm? As a bonus to gussying up the community, I would think it would make for a happier relationship between residents and developers (AND decision-makers). Anyone have any examples, or comments, or warnings?