In response to: zoning is too byzantine (boo-hoo!) posted by sleepless in staten island on May 12, 1998 at 19:38:54:
That's the developer's job, isn't it? If you can't stand the heat, why did you decide to enter this field? What peeves me more than developers working every angle to squeeze more density/$$ out of a project are fellow planners who, in an effort to weasel out of responsibility for being too short-sited or dimwitted to forsee their arguments, carp about "Adam Smith" types! God forbid that we should be inconvenienced by developers/builders/citizens operating in a capitalist system.
That's planning in the United States! Shut up and do your job or move on.