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EDGEWOOD: Be wary of high density

Letter by John F. Powers, Edgewood on March 31, 2011 at 11:57 am | 6 Comments »
March 31, 2011 11:57 am

Is Edgewood ready for five-story buildings and 48-units-an-acre or more?

Mixed uses in areas zoned for commercial and mixed-use residential will allow as many as 48 units an acre. Mixed uses in the town center zone will have no limit on the number of units per acre. Some higher-density parcels along Meridian will be extended into the neighboring residential areas.

Main Street affects the value of my home, because it signals the values of the city. I moved to Edgewood because it did not have the look and density of neighboring cities. We have to be careful who we imitate in the name of money.

What does this portend for future traffic and crime? Is this the kind of city residents want?

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