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Council must wisely plan ahead

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From page A8 | November 12, 2013 |

The following is a copy of a letter to the Davis City Council:

I have lived in this wonderful city for 51 years, raised my children here and enjoyed the carefully planned amenities that former wise councils and local developers have seen fit to incorporate into making Davis, Davis.

My neighborhood has seen a transition in the past years. Original owners have passed away or moved on and our neighborhood is seeing the next generation of families. Children play on our safe street, walk to school and live in large homes on large lots with large yards. What a perfect scenario for the next chapter of this perfect Davis neighborhood. Unfortunately, like my original neighbors, I, too, am growing older in Davis and looking to downsize.

I attended Planning Commission meetings to voice my concern about the lack of small, single-story options at The Cannery project. The need was made clear, but fell on deaf ears. Why would the commission completely disregard of one of the fastest growing populations in our town? They did not act to accommodate this group while considering the needs of just about every other constituency.

The developers attempted to pacify seniors with the promise of “livable design” for its housing options. I have seen the Eskaton projects and none of their homes are two stories.
To anyone who has concern for this population or hopes to join the senior population at some time, this “concession” was flimsy and a cheap way for the developers to retain their profit margin. Who would sell their home to move into a stacked flat or two-story home, and then invest an additional $30,000 to put in a stairlift in order to access half of their still-too-big “livable” home?
The City Council has the authority to require specific building types in developments. I would urge you to consider the boomer generation and require that smaller, single-story homes be incorporated into this project. It is incumbent on the council to follow the lead of its wise predecessors to carefully plan and provide for our undeniable future.
Cindi Royval Unger

Davis

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