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Mac McGill 
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Re: “Priced for Scale: $8.5 Million Listing Could Limit Options for Burlington Cathedral

Mr Messing, how is housing within easy walking distance to public transportation, a major grocery store, three drug stores, half a dozen stores that sell furniture or home supplies, all you can eat Iin terms of restaurants, several parks, not to mention lots of other housing whereby community networks are built, count as "the worst place" to build housing? I love Burlington, but Burlingtonians can get some weird ideas. It's also in one of the few areas that can go above four stories to ten stories. With two government building right next door it could even take cars off the street. But of course what we really need is yet another concert venue for mediocre bands who can barely book a paying gig in any other town, or an art gallery to highlight some rich kid's earnest sculptures made from recycled freaking whatever. Cause yeah, that's how cities work.

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Posted by Mac McGill on 06/29/2019 at 4:35 PM

Re: “Priced for Scale: $8.5 Million Listing Could Limit Options for Burlington Cathedral

While the trees are nice, honey locusts are a short lived species, and on a long enough timeline (certainly one that could be considered a 'historic' timeline) the Grove is ultimately doomed. While perhaps architecturally unique, that doesn't make it beautiful. Personally, I always thought it looked a bit like a cross between a a house of God and some sort of dark Satanic Mill. The industrial production of superstition to put it brutally. We run the risk of declaring so many things special that nothing ever gets done. We desperately need housing, as evidenced by the sheer number of homeless people who tend to populate this idyllic Grove, and engage in far less socially acceptable behavior than playing with their dog. The article makes no mention of that. We need housing close to the commercial core. Period.

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Posted by Mac McGill on 06/27/2019 at 7:22 AM

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