In the May 22 issue of the Gazette, there is an article entitled “New Sidewalk Project Could Improve ADA Accessibility on Spruce Street.” This article states, “Councilor George Vetter said he wondered if there were a more aesthetically appealing way to handle the problem than “just throwing concrete down. We’re a town that prides itself on aesthetics, and concrete is not part of that.”

We agree with Mr. Vetter. However, we wonder why council didn’t have any concerns about concrete before granting the property located at 532 N. Laurel to build four single residences on a half-acre lot. Typically a minimum of three acres are required for this type of development. This property design included a very industrial-looking concrete retaining wall/driveway, approximately 10 feet high and 125 feet long! Throwing down concrete? WOW!! The project also means the removal of many trees. And this from a town that “prides itself on aesthetics”?

Council, please reconsider before allowing this much concrete to be thrown down in OUR neighborhood!

Dale and Linda Hintz

Cannon Beach

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