Todd Benjamin



May, 2017

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Supported a comment by India Hoeschen-Stein on Envision Concord 6 years ago
India Hoeschen-Stein
Yes, all the affordable ranch houses are being replaced by almost identical looking mini-McMansions that are 3-6 times the square footage. As a result affordable housing is disappearing and our carbon footprint & energy demand/consumption are skyrocketing. My neighborhood (Elsinore Street) has completely transformed in the last 3 years and soon there will be no ranch houses left.
Supported a comment by Jeffrey Kerr on Envision Concord 6 years ago
Jeffrey Kerr
Concord has allowed developers to have their way with the town. Unlike other towns in the Western suburbs, Concord has been slow to build protective regulations and reluctant to enforce the rules it makes. A quick glance at the Concord Journal, basically an advertising arm of the real estate companies, gives a useful snapshot of the many ways the town is being mined. It would not take that much to create neighborhood friendly requirements that both allow for new building and preserve the aesthetics of the town. Its not a good thing that Concord is being filled in by the same three huge Colonials over and over and over.
Supported a comment by Bill Montague on Envision Concord 6 years, 4 months ago
Bill Montague
How about Sunday afternoon where almost any one could attend.Bill
Commented on Envision Concord 6 years, 4 months ago
Scheduling a meeting between 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM on a Friday is contrary to the goals of engaging as many residents as possible. Residents working normal business hours will find attending this meeting difficult. The meeting time of Saturday from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM is marginally better. But many people, especially adults with children in sports and other activities, will find it difficult to attend. I understand that finding times for meetings is always difficult. However, these times seem especially challenging.
Followed Envision Concord 6 years, 9 months ago
Commented on Envision Concord 6 years, 9 months ago
Prudently broaden and diversify the non-residential property tax base to lessen the burden on existing and future homeowners, senior citizens, and others on fixed incomes. This will help to make housing more affordable and will help older residents remain in their homes.