Charm is one of those things that’s hard to define. Some people and places have it and others don’t. But just about everyone would agree it is a desirable characteristic, which is why people can sometimes become so passionate about it.
Take Larchmont, N.Y. for example, a small, spacious, and undeniably charming village filled with large and expensive plots of land. So large, in fact, that developers are beginning to see dollar signs as they look at the lots and envision four homes in the space currently set aside for one.
But, as The New York Times reports, as teardowns became more common in the area, the Board of Trustees passed a six-month moratorium on residential development in the small village.
Over the past decade there have been 23 new homes built in Larchmont, 14 of which have resulted from demolitions and subdivisions. This moratorium is looking to make sure this type of development does not continue.