Tuesday, June 29, 2010

The corner of Friendly & Holden

The struggle continues to prevent office buildings and strip malls from lining the south side of Friendly Avenue in the vicinity of Friendly Center.

The latest is a pending request to rezone the corner of Friendly Avenue and Holden from single family to general office. Technical name is "Conditional District-General Office-Moderate Intensity."

Let's protect the quality of life for all residents of Starmount Forest /Hamilton Lakes. If that corner is rezoned to general office, expect to see a domino effect along Friendly Avenue.

Office buildings encroaching upon a beautiful old neighborhood--when this part of town has a glut of unoccupied office space. Why?

Get on the mailing list and take action to stop this: norezoning@ymail.com

9 comments:

Sam Moore said...

Noted and shared on Facebook!

Barbara said...

good idea, i'll do the same.

Starmount Forest resident said...

Deja vu all over again. Please send emails to the Zoning Commission members asking them to reject this request. Encroachment of nonresidential zoning into these neighborhoods would ruin them. Keep the southside of Friendly strictly residential!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Curious, why did you leave out Hamilton forest from your signs?

Barbara said...

New signs are available for purchase that say "No Rezoning Starmount Forest/Hamilton Lakes. "Starmount Forest" signs are from the last rezoning mess in 2007 on SW corner of Friendly at Green Valley--but sentiment remains the same. I hope everyone gets involved again.

Sheeka said...

Someone please call me asap! I'm Sheeka Strickland, with Fox8, and would like to do a story on this today. 303-9105. Thanks!

Barbara said...

Sheeka, I emailed you the organizers' contact info. Thanks for your interest.

Anonymous said...

See no reason to not rezone. I've seen the projected design and it is very nice. Would not detract from neighborhood or property values. Was at the meeting at Christ Church.

StarmountForestDweller said...

Anon, it's very pretty, very large--occupies entire lot, very tall [50 feet], and surrounded by blacktop. It doesn't belong in a residential neighborhood.