Post and photos by the Hawthorne Hawkman, image from the Plymouth Christian Church Foundation website.
When I first heard of plans to put 48 units of rental housing at 18th and Emerson, where there is currently no such facility or density anywhere nearby, Several questions immediately popped to mind. The proposal is misguided on so many levels that the rapid-fire questions kept coming before the last one could even be completed. "Who the--?" "What the--? They can't possibly think that--? I mean, where is there even space for--? How does that fit--? Isn't it zoned--? And kids/daycare without green--?"
Thankfully, the Old Highland group put together a response (without my coordination) that completes my sentences and answers many of those questions. The link under the photos above goes to one of the foundation's questionnaires, this link goes to their homepage, and you can click here for a Q&A document that in my opinion is inaccurate, misguided, or both. This is the wrong spot to put up a four-story, 48-unit complex that calls for day care but has no open space for children to play outside. If you want to even think about a complex like the one being proposed, take it up to Lowry Avenue, which was just rezoned for that kind of density. Emerson and 18th is the wrong spot for this proposal.
Feel free to use the comment section to agree or disagree with me, but more importantly, come out to the community forum and weigh in on the topic. That meeting is Thursday evening, 6-8 at UROC.