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Re: “What can Charleston learn from what East of the Cooper has lost?

Larry the Comprehensive Guide is a citizen driven document, that is a guidebook I respect the plan

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Posted by linda.page.562 on May 3, 2017 at 11:30 PM

Re: “What can Charleston learn from what East of the Cooper has lost?

There are always more than one side to every story. Many of the challenges we face are well pointed out by our very talented planning commissioner Alys Campaigne. ""The backlash to growth threatens the very things long-time residents seek to preserve. Pushing for larger lot sizes, more parking, and limiting ADUs (accessory dwelling units) sends sprawling development to the suburban fringe and contributes to sky-rocketing costs of living. New high impact fees on businesses keep residents commuting beyond town limits to find work."

We see at every council meeting people who think they should be the last one invited into the community, and we have a Comprehensive Plan that encourages neighbor nodes, where you can live, work and play, but many new neighborhoods face resistance to interconnectivity. We need more places for people to work in town. The best quote I heard all year is, "you're not stuck in traffic, you are traffic." The issue with the Sweetgrass Overlay District for me is we are limiting the value of property that families owned for generations and now choose to sell. How is it fair for one person to have more development rights than other just because they are African American? I have a problem with that. I love being the Mayor during this challenging time because we are making strides to controlling growth and encoring the types of development that will make us better, but we can't just say no to everyone and send builders to our neighboring Town to the north, that will cripple us with even more traffic. We need to keep working together, especially on our next Comprehensive Plan, which is a community driven document that us helps us guide our future.

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Posted by linda.page.562 on May 3, 2017 at 1:41 PM
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