Daly Appraisal Post – North Shore – Beverly thinks about limiting growth
NORTH SHORE HOUSING. A regional approach to housing needs to be advocated to quell NIMBYism. Beverly has added 1,400 housing units since 2014, when new Mayor Michael Cahill made housing a priority. But the growth has led to complaints from residents about poorly maintained streets and an aging & shut down bridge connecting the west side to the downtown. City Councilor Matt St. Hilaire says downtown story heights of apartment buildings should be reduced from five to three. Saugus and Peabody have already adopted similar anti-housing measures.