I actually hesitated before writing about NPU F's rejection of the NE Beltline plan. I have not been involved with all the discussion and meetings, and I think the NPU process is a net positive for the city as a whole.
I have previously commented on the plan, so I won't belabor the point. Suffice it to say that I find the neighborhood's reaction extremely disappointing and short-sighted. I think it is an excellent example of why NPUs only have advisory power - the city council (either this one or the newly elected one) should realize that it is in the City's best interest to direct responsible growth at this intersection and elsewhere.