Thomas Cote



March, 2021

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Commented on Leefort Terrace 5 months, 3 weeks ago
If you stood on the street/ground next to the building and measured, it would be over 5 stories, that the bottom line. The giant powerplant has been there since the early 50's and it is a privately owned property unlike this site, where the neighbors should have more say on what goes there. P.S. I live down the street and I have no security either, someone could break my window and climb right in my house too!! This design is not wanted by the neighbors. We are the ones who pay property taxes to live in this neighborhood and we should not be so impacted by something that we, the majority clearly do not want. I have said this time and time again, this property should be designed for a total of 100 units, no more than 2 stories, and be for senior, disabled, and veterans housing only.
Commented on Leefort Terrace 6 months, 3 weeks ago
I agree everyone regardless of status should be guaranteed quality of life. I used to deliver the newspaper to the residents there as a child, (40 years ago) not much has changed. I am very familiar with the buildings and I am in favor of a complete rebuild and design change, however I am also in favor of making the entire site for seniors, disabled and veterans only. In my opinion I think they could design for approximately 80-90 new units, in a two story building with plenty of parking and open green spaces. The latest renderings show a white concrete smooth type of finish on the exterior of two 5-plus story buildings, not shingles or clapboards like the condos. That is NOT acceptable in this neighborhood. The SHA and the city's current administration is trying to alleviate Salem's housing crisis by piggy backing on your site. I agree Salem does need more affordable housing but they should not be taking advantage of your/our senior site and reducing your quality of life and the surrounding neighbors quality of life. Again a middle ground can and should be reached for this design and usage.
Commented on Leefort Terrace 8 months, 4 weeks ago
I agree, it seems that this site plan is already approved and we were not considered at all. I spoke out back when this was first brought up, I live on Memorial drive and will definitely be impacted by this development. This land is and should remain specifically for "seniors". Adding those two city owned lots to try and solve our affordable housing issues in Salem is ridiculous. They say those apartments need to be torn down is also very suspect. Where is the reports, where is the studies that state they need to be torn down as opposed to remodeled? We must take their word on this. This process is not acceptable, holding special meetings and only inviting the current residents of the complex. (yes, handed out flyers to the residents of Lee Fort Terr. only). This is not acceptable, we the surrounding neighbors need to be heard, and deserve to be more involved.
Commented on Leefort Terrace 1 year, 6 months ago
20+ years
Commented on Leefort Terrace 1 year, 6 months ago
I live nearby
Commented on Leefort Terrace 1 year, 6 months ago
Its too big. This project needs to be all elderly housing. Just as the sight was designed and it currently used as.