To the editor:
The Phoenix published in last week’s edition a letter from Barbara Robinson deploring the urgency to approve the Robin Rug development. Without progressive growth, this town …
To the editor:
The Phoenix published in last week’s edition a letter from Barbara Robinson deploring the urgency to approve the Robin Rug development.
Without progressive growth, this town will simply wither and die.
Did she not notice the multitude of empty storefronts in town? The Town itself has passed ordinances that restrict and limit commercial and retail and the unusually drawn out and painful permitting process is enough to discourage any new investment, not to mention the agony suffered by anyone trying to improve their property in the Historic District. This is all intentional, with the net effect of a stagnant economy in this town.
Point of fact it took over 10 years to get the Harriet Bradford property permitted and an equal eternity to get Stone Harbor and the Bristol Landing approved and permitted. The Town’s resistance to change and improve is well recognized in the development community and is amply demonstrated by these examples, not to mention many others.
The Town actually sponsored a public design charrette in years past that produced some very innovative design and planning options for this project. These were totally applauded by the public but were far too forward leaning, and were all promptly trashed in favor of a totally conservative and plebeian design.
We really need more residential options of all varieties, but does this justify mediocre design solutions? We will all live with the results for a long time.
66 Highland Road