A nimby kerfuffle, or nimby kerfuffle on steriods, has erupted in an ultra affluent town on Long Island's East End in New York. The New York Post reports:
An affordable-housing complex is coming to a swanky Hamptons hamlet filled with movie stars and music legends — from Sir Paul McCartney and Gwyneth Paltrow to Scarlett Johansson — and residents are furious.
Officials from the town of Amagansett — where the average home sells for $2.8 million — say a 4.67 acre property at 531 Montauk Highway is actually zoned for affordable housing and plan to put up a 15-building development with 12 one-bedroom, 12 two-bedroom and 12 three-bedroom apartments, renting from $1,100 to $2,300 a month.
A family of four with a total annual household income of $106,200 or less would qualify.
Well-heeled residents showed up at a public meeting last month to complain about “paving paradise.” And the issue has gotten so contentious that hundreds of locals have signed a move.org petition opposing the project.