Laurelhurst Community Club†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††
Serving 2800 Households in
Finance, Budget, Business & Labor Committee and the Land Use Committee
Public Hearing on the Mayorís Proposal to Eliminate the UW Lease Lid
April 10, 2003
Statement of Susan Summers
I would like to
comment on the
I am a
The question is will lifting the lease lid be the solution for the U District?† Will this actually be the catalyst for a better U District?† I do not believe so.† I believe it will only compound the problem of a living, thriving community.† The key word here is community.† Where is the community in a population of only daytime University employees?
With traffic and congestion already impossible, how will the neighborhood support this?† I believe this is the time to address housing concerns.† With better housing in the District we could create an environment that would support small businesses where people could walk to work.† We could help create a living thriving community of citizens that utilize their area.† We need to think more about saving space for small businesses and zoning for multifamily housing in this area.† Only when we address the full needs of this area are we going to come up with a solution that will be lasting.
Although I live
in Laurelhurst and the
Thank you for your consideration of my comments.