Opponents of the master plan proposal wonder if the master plan discussion really is just a stalking horse for a development moratorium.
Advocates of the master plan say: the situation in Cambridge has gotten out of control. Someone left the barn door open and no horses are left inside.
The other side doesn't trust the master plan idea in large part because they do trust C2, and feel that to undermine it would be highly destructive to public confidence in any planning. This group has a larger contingent of younger people, newer to the city (though almost all on both sides are not originally from Cambridge). It has attracted many architects and planners.