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Jun 3, 2020 7:00 pm

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Union Neighborhood Vision Plan Discussion
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Union Neighborhood Vision Plan Discussion

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Please reduce the density - there are too many apartments already

05/31/2020 2:02 pm
Laura Boggs
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We are strongly opposed to the city's plan to double the population in the Union corridor by tearing down existing buildings and constructing high density housing, similar to Beacon. Union corridor is not like Belmar which is located South and East of major thoroughfares in Lakewood. Union Blvd is a major artery that connects Alameda, Alameda Parkway with 6th Avenue and Colfax. Adding to the congestion on Union Blvd is unwise and will lead to increased accidents, crime, pollution, and strain on all our resources.

We already have new high density luxury apartments in that area that are not fully occupied. We do not need more! Residential properties cost the city more to service than commercial, leading to increased budget deficits. City of Lakewood needs to encourage commercial, retail, and restaurant properties in the Union corridor, so we don't lose what we already have, and we have more to support our city.

Parking is already an issue when we go to places like LePeep or other restaurants on Union Blvd. With the plans the city has proposed, parking will be so much worse. We will no longer be able to support these restaurants when there is no place to park.

Please listen to us. Please consider the current and future infrastructure! Please consider the impact this plan will have on the rest of Lakewood. Please consider the impact the proposed developments in Rooney Valley will have on Union Blvd. That has not been addressed. The city is creating a perfect storm with these piecemeal developments that will deteriorate the quality of our city, and the quality of our life in this city.

We don't know anyone who supports the city's current plans for the Union Corridor. There are many in our city who are opposed to these plans. Not everyone knows about the options we have for speaking up against these plans. So, please don't take their silence as approval. We do not approve!

06/02/2020 10:16 am
Connie Mar
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The above presentation assumes that this plan is fairly complete and talks about next steps. The Union Corridor Vision Plan as presented by staff was previously postponed by this commission due to lack of public input. The meetings to gather public support were NOT widely advertised and therefor not well attended. Nor were all suggestions documented by the meeting organizers.
This new "zoom" meeting format and required on-line comment is not the way to re-start this discussion. The vision plan is not a time sensitive matter and should not even be on this agenda. If anything, the discussion should be on how to really gather public input for this and future vision plans.

06/02/2020 11:03 am
Diane Duffey
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