Saranap: Our community isn't 'tired,' 'blighted'
As homeowners on Kendall Court in the Saranap, we are concerned with changes that developer Mark Hall and the Hall Equities Group are planning for our neighborhood ("Makeover sought for Saranap," Sept. 1 Times). Of particular concern are the heights proposed for four new buildings, the tallest of which would be six stories. There are no buildings currently over three stories anywhere in the Saranap neighborhood, and anything taller would significantly change the character of our idyllic hamlet.
Ours is a diverse and vibrant residential community. We do not view the Saranap as "tired" or "blighted," as suggested by Mr. Hall. Many of us would welcome projects that would make better use of the long-empty corner lot and the vacant store, including additional businesses that would serve our community. Many of us would also welcome changes that would make Boulevard Way more pedestrian friendly.
With more creativity and appreciation for the current strengths of the Saranap, development can be done successfully. But we adamantly oppose any new buildings taller than those currently in the Saranap.
John and Karen Kersey, Aissa and Paul Markey and residents of 11 other households on Kendall Court and Lucy Lane
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