There’s been a lot of consternation regarding the “Ground Zero Mosque”. Popular opinion seems to be that while legal, it’s in poor taste. I tend to agree, but that may not be the most important consideration.
Read this: The Lesson Applied » Park 51.
Here are two excellent excerpts:
Zoning takes building decisions that should be made by property owners and turns them into neighborhood popularity contents–or in this case, a national referendum.
When the memory of 9/11 can be used to stop a proposed Hindu community center one thousand miles from Manhattan, nobody’s safe.
Read the whole thing.