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Letters to the Editor

May 14, 2010

Opposed to Heights changes

— As a homeowner in the Shumard Oaks neighborhood, I am concerned about the recent changes to the adjoining Tradan Heights Estates subdivision.  

 Changing the originally submitted Tradan Heights Estates plan (building a majority of 70 to 80-foot single family home lots) to building entirely 51-foot single family/single-car-garage lots will have negative impact to the adjoining neighborhood's quality-of-life and home values.  Traffic through our neighborhood could double or triple, bringing increased safety risks.

The original publicized plan ( had an acceptable mix of larger (70- 80-foot) lots and smaller (55-foot) lots. I am not anti-development and have no issues with the earlier publicized plan but strongly oppose these recent changes.

Over 230 51-foot single-car-garage lots in this area drastically change the existing housing density compared to the adjoining established neighborhoods. 

 Stillwater seems to be bending over backward to appease huge out-of-town corporate builder interests with little regard for the current tax-paying residents of Stillwater! Is this really how we want our community to grow?

 Change in current demand for moderately sized homes should not allow a developer to adversely impact established neighborhoods.

I urge the Stillwater City Council members to deny the profit maximization at all cost changes to this development, and support the current Stillwater homeowners.   

This issue is scheduled to be addressed further at the May 17 City Council meeting.

Mark Hollman


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