I know this is last minute but I wanted everyone to know that the Planning Board meeting on Smart Growth will be taped but also live on PortMedia.
This will be the last time before it enters into the environment of City Council for the public to speak.
This is not a simple for and against situation. To keep the Common Pasture open and businesses and residences safe from flooding the plan has always been to encourage development around the rather meager looking traffic circle.
This is an issue that is complicated and I hope my series on Minco had helped.
The issue is what type of development are we seeking and will it produce a healthy addition to our town or become a disappointing nightmare.
For my part I worry about the undue focus on rental apartments. Both Amesbury and Newburyport have had horrible experiences in the past.
Will it happen again or will good planning win out?