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Letter: Metacomet should remain open space

Posted 6/18/20

To the editor:I recently saw a notice that the Zoning Board will be meeting regarding development of the Metacomet property. It is unfortunate that the public cannot be present during this …

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Letter: Metacomet should remain open space

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To the editor:
I recently saw a notice that the Zoning Board will be meeting regarding development of the Metacomet property. It is unfortunate that the public cannot be present during this meeting.

A few people have expressed concern about the type of development is requested. From day one, I have been concerned about how the buyer/developer wants to do with the property. Rumor has it that the City of East Providence is a “pushover” for developers.

My feeling is that the property should be for open space! With the recent development of the very expensive condos and a few apartment buildings close to the parkway and Pawtucket Avenue nothing but open space should be allowed at Metacomet!

I hope and pray that all of you will use your common sense and let your conscious be your guide.

Rita M. Phillips
East Providence

Editor’s note: Ms. Phillips also submitted this letter to the City Council for its consideration.

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