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TACOMA: Right idea, wrong neighborhood

Letter by Russell J. Atkatsh, Tacoma on March 28, 2013 at 3:48 pm | No Comments »
March 29, 2013 9:47 am

Re: “Mixed-use projects are tools in fight against sprawl” (editorial, 3-28).

It is difficult to see what “sprawl” will be prevented with the proposed construction of Proctor 28. The Proctor District has been largely unchanged for the past 50 years.

Proctor 28 is sprawl. It will introduce a six-story structure right next to Mason Middle School, a two-story parking garage, and 135 cars pouring out onto an already crowded two-lane road. There are drainage problems already on 28th Street in the fall and winter.

This development will fundamentally change the community and is nothing more than a way to line the pockets of a well-connected businessman. If the lovers of mixed-use developments like it so much, build it next to their house.

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