Our mission is to promote thoughtful development practices that respect a town’s character, preserve the natural environment, and consider both the size of houses and their affordability.


A town becomes a desired place to live or vacation. Old houses are sold to people with more disposable income and often dramatically different tastes and needs. Property values increase, making it hard for locals to afford to buy. Older homes are replaced by new larger homes, often driven by real estate speculation. The look and feel of the town changes, as does the sense of community. Is your town next?

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