Neighborhood Big Enough: Perkins School-Area Residents

MOST OF LAST(MON) NITE’S BURLINGTON CITY COUNCIL MEETING WAS TURNED OVER TO NEIGHBORS OF THE OLD PERKINS SCHOOL ON DODGE STREET, WHO ARE CONCERNED WITH DEVELOPER LLOYD THOLA’S PLANS TO TURN THE BUILDING AND ITS SURROUNDING LAND INTO APARTMENTS AND DUPLEXES.

 

AMY MARTIN SPOKE FIRST FOR THE GROUP, 269 OF WHOM HAVE SIGNED A PETITION AGAINST THE PROPOSAL.   CONCERNS VOICED BY MARTIN ON BEHALF OF THE GROUP INCLUDED MORE SEWER BACKUPS…DENSITY…TRAFFIC…LOW-INCOME RENTERS…CRIME…AND THE LEGITIMACY OF THE CONTRACTOR. LATER IN THE TESTIMONY, THO, LOCAL CHURCH PASTOR BRAD CRANSTON VOUCHED FOR THOLA’S CHARACTER AND TALENT.

LAST(MON) NITE’S HEARING & VOTE WERE JUST THE FIRST-OF-THREE. COUNCIL MEMBERS BECKY SHOCKLEY, BOB FLEMING AND TIM SCOTT VOTED IN FAVOR OF THE REZONING…WHILE SHANE MCCAMPBELL AND BECKY ANDERSON VOTED NO, ANDERSON BECAUSE SHE FEELS THE PROPOSED DENSITY OF THE DEVELOPMENT IS TOO HIGH.

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