But the West Salem Neighborhood Association meets tonight and they've got a few items of interest on the agenda.
There's a proposals for an apartment complex, identified in some of the drawings as "The Reserve West," on the old Lindbeck Orchards site above Orchard Heights Park. It looks like a compound, a gated community, all enclosed by a six-foot fence. That'll make Orchard Heights seem more zoomy than it already is! Can't we integrate apartment complexes into our neighborhoods better than this?
|Concept drawings for "The Reserve"|
(detail notes added)
|A problematic driveway on Glen Creek (from the agenda)|
|From the minutes|
Things don't add up at the moment!
There's also a curious and unclear statement about "sacred cows." Maybe that's just in passing and not useful to focus on. But I worry that in framing things as "sacred cows," even if in a humorous or ironic way, we close off possibilities for reasoned debate and analysis.
The West Salem Neighborhood Association meets tonight, Monday the 18th at 7:00 P.M. in Roth’s West, Mezzanine (1130 Wallace Rd NW).
|Look at all the car storage area!!!|
Consider for a moment the ratio of surface parking lot (mostly empty) to actual commerce-generating building. (Plus, all the carspace in the road.)
That is some swiss cheese!
Our parking minimums distort and check the productive capabilities of the land.
Whoops! That driveway and curb cut has been there the whole time!
|Because there was nothing there, the driveway was invisible!|
Update, January 3rd
Indeed, as a commenter points out, the driveway is an issue with a proposed development.
|Proposed site plan uses a driveway off Glen Creek|
as the main entry. (Comments in red added)