About two years ago, my city allowed a big box to build on a lot near a shopping center, with the requirement that any large retailer building on the next lot would have to be attached. (Through a deed restriction) Sooooo....the time came three months ago when a developer bought the land to build a new car lot. Aside from the fact that we were skeptical that a car lot would retain an acceptable character throughout the next thirty years, they only proposed freestanding buildings when they applied for their conditional use permit. We planners told them "no go"...doesn't fit into the plan that we had worked on oh so long ago. But here's the kicker. The Plan Commission voted to approve the ugly car lot as a freestanding building.... BECAUSE THE OWNER IS SUCH A NICE GUY, HE MEANS WELL. I don't care if he's Mother Theresa...that's not the point. I'm so frustrated. Why do we bother sometimes?