Massachusetts voters yesterday rejected Question 2, the ballot question that proposed to repeal the state’s affordable housing statute, known as Chapter 40B.  The final tally was 58% against repeal and 42% in favor, a pretty decisive outcome.  What’s interesting is the town-by-town results, shown here.  It makes sense that most of the cities voted against

condosRather than deny a comprehensive permit outright, zoning boards increasingly have been granting comprehensive permits subject to numerous, and sometimes onerous, conditions.  Generally, developers have been able to strike such conditions only if they render the project uneconomic.  Occasionally, the Housing Appeals Committee has removed conditions that were overtly improper.  In its September 2, 2010 decision in