In the interest of giving Mr. Stein the ability to cover all of our issues, we have TWICE submitted the same series of questions/concerns which were supplied by you, our readers, and CORD to Tom Gray, the Councilman's District Director.
We have been anxiously awaiting the response.
The following is the cover letter presented with the questions:
Dear Mr. Stein,
October 11, 2007
Attached please find a list of questions from
Dear Mr. Stein,
As you are well aware, the very limited information that we have been able to garner regarding the proposed building’s specifics, has made many of the residents upset, uncomfortable, resentful and defensive.
The attached list is representative of not only their questions and concerns, but their feelings. CORD, The Coalition for Respectful Development, a neighborhood group, has made a promise to each person who wanted to contribute a question or relate a concern, that their queries would be expressed.
We deliberately did not edit any of the questions because of that promise.
We are extremely appreciative of the fact that you are willing to listen to us. We know very well that you are not obligated to do so. We hope that you will answer each and every question.
Perhaps, once answered, your new neighbors will find many of their concerns unfounded, fears allayed. Perhaps, once our feelings are expressed, you will find yourself willing to compromise on things you may have not previously considered. At the very least, once accurate, detailed information is received and exchanged, we will all have a clearer understanding of what to expect pre, during and post construction, its impact on our homes and daily lives.
We, at CORD, would like to thank you for taking the time to hear us. We look forward to your response. CORD
Dear Readers: There were 67 QUESTIONS submitted. Here is a tiny sample.
--What does the current approved plan look like? How does it differ from the drawing shown at the last CGNA meeting?--Why is the “heavy metal” version of the building still on the Scarano website? What exactly is the building?
--What is the expected start date?
--What are the final finished roof heights for each level of the building on Second Place and Smith Street?
--Will there be personnel on site specifically to maintain safety?
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