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Re: “EMMA leader vows to fight on

In response to Ryan's comment: this past year has seen the restoration of several homes on East Main and the opening of three businesses. There are two restaurants asking to open, and four more store fronts being renovated. Things are improving quickly along the south side of E.Main. The real problems are on the north side. This re-zoning wouldn't have any affect on those problems. I would note too, that the bulk of this proposed project is on Breck Street. It abutts single family, owner occupied homes on both Breck & E.Main. It is extremely high density with as many as 50 people per quarter acre, 72 units, office & commercial space, and only 60 parking spaces. There is no street side parking on any of the N/S streets close to this and only four parking spots on Brcek Street. Two homes there don't have a driveway. In a neighborhood of 330 homes adding 72 rental units completely changes the character of the neighborhood. There are many other problems with this project, all of which have been glossed over by the city & the developer in their bid to get hold of federal & state taxpayer dollars to build this.

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Posted by Our Home on 10/03/2016 at 12:12 AM

Re: “[UPDATED] Alliance fights proposed apartment complex

One of the problems is that this massive complex would be not just "in our backyards" but right on top of our homes! Two homes on East Main would be lost; it would be within a few feet of the homes on Breck and East Main. It's four stories high in the renderings we have seen. The proposed project sweeps around from Main Street and intrudes into the rest of the neighborhood. The homes most immediately affected are single family and owner occupied. No one wants give up their home and try to start again, with a mortgage, somewhere else. The issue is not a few apartments for people with DD, nor the re-proposing of an existing building. This proposed complex would destroy the entire character of a whole neighborhood that is currently a stable, working class community that has put enormous effort into building itself. The rights & needs of home owners and longtime residents should be of equal importance to the desires of developers.

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Posted by Our Home on 01/24/2016 at 11:14 AM

Re: “[UPDATED] Alliance fights proposed apartment complex

This proposed project is not just "in our backyards" but right on top of our homes! The homes most immediately affected are single-family & owner occupied. Nobody wants to lose their home & have to start over with a mortgage somewhere else! The issue is not people with DD or a few apartments for them, the issue is destroying the whole character of a neighborhood without offering anything in return to the home owners & long time residents. The issues include the whims of corporations vs. the needs of individuals. This is MUCH bigger than "nimby"! A massive apartment complex in the middle of a tiny, quiet, stable neighborhood is not a benefit to the existing neighborhood. There are huge environmental issues that are being ignored as well.

9 likes, 8 dislikes
Posted by Our Home on 01/24/2016 at 10:53 AM

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