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Re: “Critics Crowd Burlington Meeting to Oppose Building-Height Increase

And please don't take my previous comment as a wholesale endorsement of this mall project - it definitely has some problems, but the height restriction changes are not among them.

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Posted by Burlingtongirl999 on 05/25/2016 at 3:43 PM

Re: “Critics Crowd Burlington Meeting to Oppose Building-Height Increase

I feel quite strongly that Burlington needs a taller height limit. It is a way to create jobs, more housing, more affordable housing, and help to revitalize our city. Burlington is falling apart and is growing less and less livable - not due to increases in height limits, but rather due to stagnation in development and a 10+ year housing crisis that continues to worsen. Allowing the city to grow up will make it a little bigger, but Burlington will still be a small town. 160 feet is hardly a skyscraper, and creating additional street connectivity and pedestrian access will improve the city's livability. Further, building up allows us to preserve and protect green-space in the city while creating some healthy growth and revitalization in our community. I understand wanting your town to not completely change around you, but to me it seems that passionate resistance to a small height increase is conservative, reactionary, and grounded in both ignorance toward the health of our whole community and personal conceit.

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Posted by Burlingtongirl999 on 05/25/2016 at 2:36 PM

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