I’ve never seen the DRA take such strong positions against projects before. Construction noise, density concerns and impact on views seem like past concerns that have not been issues in downtown since the early 00’s.
The days of Rob Randall as Chair were no doubt some of the most effective at bridging the developer’s plan with public expectations, but not from a NIMBY point of view but from an urbanists point of view.
I’m seeing the DRA objecting and obstructing rather than assisting.
Seems to be a pattern here. Development runs into trouble, community association writes letter from out of the blue opposing it, Mayor and council get cover then to back away from development saving face.