Re: "2nd mixed-use building in Proctor?" (TNT, 5-14).
When I saw that developers were planning another high-rise building in Proctor, my thoughts paraphrased President Reagan: "There they go again!"
The Proctor Station developers are hell-bent on turning the Proctor District into a high-density urban center. Erling Kuester wants to "go to the maximum height" with a building that is "pleasing to eye" but has already promoted an architectural monstrosity aberrant to the surrounding community.
As for parking, he promotes a UCLA urban planner idea for "market-driven" parking: Use meter revenue to finance added public service in metered neighborhoods. Proctor citizens, prepare to pay metered parking to shop in your own neighborhood in order to subsidize these developers - all benevolently suggested to ensure a "strong future" for us Proctor citizens.
That developer Bill Evans is surprised he was publicly called a "scum" and perceives this appellation represents "an extreme exception" only attests to how out of touch these developers are with the citizens of Proctor. Most of the appellations I have heard concerning the developers are far less eloquent!
Avarice has corrupted these developers. Unchecked, it will ruin the Proctor District. Attend the community meeting at Wheelock Library at 5:30 p.m. May 27. Speak up! Push back!