Opinion: Letter to the Editor: Avoid Building In Ravine

Opinion: Letter to the Editor: Avoid Building In Ravine

The following open letter was addressed to the mayor, vice mayor, and City Council.

Thank you for your efforts to help find very necessary corrective improvements to the flawed plan for 3832 and 3834 Seminary Road/Karig Estates.

We formally appeal the decisions of the Planning Commission on Oct. 3 and Nov. 9 to City Council and request that the parties involved look more carefully into ways to improve the present site plan.

Our house is adjacent to the site in question. We have been homeowners in the city for 25 years, 19 in our current home. We are particularly concerned about setback, water runoff, building on the unstable slope, and irreparable damage to one of the few natural habitats left in the city. There just isn’t a good reason why the houses shouldn’t be set closer to Seminary Road in order to avoid building in the ravine.

We invite you to come see the site for yourselves anytime at your convenience. We’d be happy to have you stop by to see exactly why we are concerned.

Thank you for your careful consideration.

John and Christina Lytle