People want more parking but don't want to see a parking lot. They want
more housing but don't want buildings over two stories high and have open
space. People are crazy. This looks like an excellent plan to cover
the parking with housing. The parking lot at Whole Foods is three floors. If you
want housing too, than the buildings will be 3-5 stories. It would
be a shame to see Trolley Square continue to die and turn off it's lights.
I am pleased with the vision and interest Mr. Semnani has shown in revilatizing
the historic Trolley Square area. My family and I have enjoyed the shopping,
restaurants and attractions for decades and appreciate the opportunity to enjoy
a city center neighborhood without always going downtown. The project will a
nice addition to the neighborhood and Mr. Semnani appears to be listening and
interested in constructive thoughts and ideas from the Planning Commission,
Historic Landmark Commission and, most important, residents within the
neighborhood. The preliminary plans look are exciting, well thought out and
Seems like they are trying to do something positive to the area. I'm all
for trying to make an improvement, and the developer sounds like he is willing
to listen to constructive input from stakeholders. If you have concerns get
involved, but give it a chance. There are a lot of positives that could come
from these plans.
Progress is what this community needs! This is economic development at its best.
More people living closer to down town will help the entire downtown area and
enlarge the tax base. The owner has done his best to keep the look and style of
the area and provide affordable housing. Construction will create jobs and
life to a blighted area. The community and the City should get behind this
No discussion of transportation issues?
People still shop there!? I can't figure out why.
If you want to link the new development to Trolley Square, use the same
architectural style as Trolley Square. Who wants to live or shop in boxes?
I lived a block East of Trolley Square for several years and had a business at
Trolley Square. These proposed plans are entirely out of place and will affect
the character and charm of that area and neighborhood. The architecture should
at least fit in with the historical nature of that area. And I disagree at 4-5
floor buildings. 2 stories, max. What a disgrace, otherwise. I don't agree
with these plans.
Ugly, ugly, ugly! Times six!
That would be a great place to put one of the new homeless shelters that Ms.
Mayor wants to scatter around the city! After all, this is supposed to be
housing and mixed use, so why not.