Error puts neighborhood at risk
Friday, March 15, 2019
What good is a city if not for its neighborhoods? A city's neighborhoods define its character, its safety, its attractiveness and its beauty. Big buildings, parking garages and businesses can certainly appeal to prospective residents, but only supplement the surrounding neighborhoods.
Some people may feel fine and be a good fit for a high-density dwellings, but other families and individuals invested in their city, long term, often prefer quaint neighborhoods where houses and yards are loved and cared for and have some history and individuality.
The Tar River-University Neighborhood is largely such a place. However, it is in danger of losing this attractiveness because of an error on the redrawing of a city map changing the zoning designation from low- to medium-density development to medium- to high-density, allowing for the construction of larger buildings and adding to increased noise, increased traffic, increased trash and a general decline in the beauty and character of this established neighborhood.
The City Council has the power to change this map back to its former designation and prevent the potential destruction of this nice and unique place to live if they only will; and we hope they will for the sake of Greenville.