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May 14, 2010

Letter: Rethink Traden Heights

— The Stillwater Planning Commission has approved the development of land east of Country Club Road and sourth of Highway 51. 

This property will be a development of over 150 houses - most with single-car garages.  Our planning board believes that a PUD project will be a boon to the city of Stilllwater, but citizens need to be aware that a high density project such as this will not only devalue adjacent property, but create other problems. 

The crowding of these houses will increase traffic flow jeopardizing the safety of children, drainage which has not been addressed, will flood into lower yards,  and established neighborhoods will be backed by houses that will be favored as rental property.

 The City Commission has not fully approved the development as it was presented. Thus, the owners of the existing bordering homes ask Commissioners Weaver, Bartley, Hopkins, and Dougherty to reconsider the impact this project will have on its neighbors.

 On a personal note, all the residents of this neighborhood have built custom homes,  invested in our yards and created quiet, safe places in which we have placed money and pride. It goes without saying, the Traden development as planned will destroy this spirit.

 Citizens of Stillwater, will your neighborhood be next?


Gwenith Piersall



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