by Peter Bolling
May 01, 2005
The Baranof Avenue area is a family area featuring ball fields, playgrounds, schools, and churches. It is absolutely the wrong choice for our community to negatively impact this traditionally family area. The amount of foot traffic in the area at all times of the year is substantial, it is especially so during busines hours when the five area schools (3 public and 2 private) are in session. Increasing the number of vehicles on Baranof is ill-advised and especially if these vehicles are heavy industrial vehicles. This would compound the existing problem of vehicles moving around little children
There are certainly more appropriate areas for light industrial zoning than in the middle of the Carlanna, Jackson, Baranof, Alaska Avenue neighborhoods. If this area can be rezoned to light industrial then what's next? Cambria? Fourth Avenue? Summit? Upper Main? Right smack dab in the middle of the Houghtaling playground?
Please contact the Planning and Zoning Commission and encourage them to make the practical, beneficial and safe decision and execute the intent of their office by denying this rezone request.
Let's keep our kids safe and our residential areas residential.
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