John Melin E

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Commented on Leefort Terrace 5 months, 4 weeks ago
Those blocky looking condos across the street from Bentley School blend into the neighborhood. A five story square building does not. If the proposed development looked more like town houses that blend in it would be more acceptable
Supported a comment by Sallie Cass on Leefort Terrace 6 months, 2 weeks ago
Sallie Cass
You seem to be ignoring the comments of the majority of the responders who feel the size and appearance of the buildings are wrong for its location in a residential neighborhood
Supported a comment by donna Vlahos on Leefort Terrace 6 months, 3 weeks ago
donna Vlahos
I cannot believe the changes going on in Salem, we are over building, no respect for our City, we are loosing what Salem is all about. It saddens me to see these changes and our Salem Government dose not care about its residents.
I have owned my house on Webb Street for over 30 years, and I too am thinking of moving if this giant building goes up.
Commented on Leefort Terrace 7 months, 1 week ago
I commented earlier that the first proposal for the Settler's condos was for tall brick style buildings and the neighbors protested vigorously that it did not fit the neighborhood. The redesign is what you see there today. A worthwhile compromise. Salem is a historic city and you don't build large apartment building in a residential zone. It destroys the character of the neighborhood. Across the harbor at Tuck's Point in Beverly it was the same design problem. They started building the brick building and the neighborhood protested and the compromise was the grey shingle style condos that are there today.......
Supported a comment by Ellen Kozik on Leefort Terrace 7 months, 1 week ago
Ellen Kozik
This is a residential area, you cannot build a commercial style building here. The residents in the area don’t want it, and I believe you should stick with a similar style building to what exits now! Adding 100 to 150 new vehicles is unacceptable. The congestion it would cause on such a small street is unthinkable. Please reconsider your choice to built a monstrous building here. I’ve lived at Lee Fort Ter for over 10 years and hope you consider the disruption of the neighborhood this will cause.
Supported a comment by Richard Stafford on Leefort Terrace 8 months, 4 weeks ago
Richard Stafford
I couldn't agree more. The proposal to replace truly affordable public housing units with a privately operated mixed income housing project is another step in the direction of privatizing what has been, and should remain, a totally public housing investment by the City and State of Massachusetts. Introducing the 'profit' element dictates that resources that would otherwise be dedicated to supporting the residents of public housing will be siphoned off to investors. Salem now represents the poster child for lip service to affordability while promoting 'luxury' rental property. Using the Metro Boston calculations for income levels bears no resemblance to Salem's population in need of affordable housing, which can only be provided by properly managed public housing, adequately funded by public resources. If the real problem with maintaining 'public housing' (as exemplified by Leefort Terrace), is the failure to adequately fund it by city, state and federal government, then the solution is not to privatize public housing, but to adequately fund it by those same government entities. 4 & 5 stories is an egregious affront to the Leefort Terrace residents and the abutting neighborhoods. When the Regeneris (sp) representatives stated 'this is what we heard' in summarizing their neighborhood conversations, it was clear to me that we weren't 'heard'.