Brian Keith 
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Re: “Planning Commission approves revised plan for Cobbs Hill Village

What is the need to place housing in the park? There are so many alternative, vacant lots throughout the city that are suitable. The City and County should be maximizing greenspace options now, while they can, before the opportunity is forever lost.

Keep housing out of the parks!

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Posted by Brian Keith on 04/09/2018 at 1:04 PM

Re: “Group wants the city to lower speed limits

There definitely is a speeding problem on city streets. I typically go 35, and I am almost always the slowest going and passed regularly. But, reducing the speed limit to 25 isn't the answer. Keep it at 30, but aggressive traffic enforcement is needed. On a number of city streets, the norm is 35-45. Some go slower, a few go faster. Let's work on slowing drivers down to the current speed limit first, before taking the limit down further. #Aggressive traffic enforcement.

Posted by Brian Keith on 11/27/2017 at 7:04 PM

Re: “Neighbors push back on new Divinity School building

I really hope their plans change. I live around the corner and will be directly impacted by this daily. It's a huge mistake to build any structures on the front lawn of that beautiful property. Visibly, it's an extension of the park. This will be a mistake that can't be undone, regretted for years to come. Rochester can do better than this!

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Posted by Brian Keith on 04/14/2017 at 11:00 PM

Re: “Seminary campus to become destination hotel

I'm glad they are keeping most of the campus intact. I'm not thrilled with the new building at the corner, right next to the park. I would rather see that elsewhere, preferably off the property. Hopefully, the new building will incorporate design elements that reflect the main buildings and park attributes.

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Posted by Brian Keith on 03/09/2017 at 1:38 PM

Re: “The big Rochester myth about downtown crime

Downtown isn't as nice as some other areas of the city but it's great to see the progress that has been made and it's clearly improving relatively quickly. I frequently walk to and through downtown- never any issues and I never felt unsafe.

It's a matter of what you are used to and your perspective. I have lived in other cities, and have been in far worse places. I think overtime it will continue to improve and be more welcoming to all. It certainly would be nice to see more activity there which is slowly happening given all the new condos and rentals going up.

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Posted by Brian Keith on 08/25/2016 at 12:37 PM

Re: “Mayor halts Cobbs Hill project

This is a very rare opportunity to expand the footprint of the park. Senior homes can be placed almost anywhere. Expanding an urban park is almost impossible to achieve. Lets take advantage of this opportunity now. Move the senior home to one of the many vacant plots of land located throughout the city.

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Posted by Brian Keith on 06/22/2016 at 5:17 PM

Re: “Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity selling campus

The fact that a real estate developer is purchasing the property is disturbing. I really hope that there are protections in place to save the buildings on the campus. Turning them into condos while maintaining the overall campus with no additions is one thing. Removing buildings or adding condos like what exists along Highland, in front of the campus, would be a regrettable mistake. The City and neighbors really need to be careful on this one. I certainly hope Colgate also watches out for its neighbors for the last 90 years and also dictates future use. This is a scenic property, adjacent to a scenic park. The campus must remain unchanged.

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Posted by Brian Keith on 05/17/2016 at 6:43 PM

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