Letter: Vote against the CommonBond project

To my neighbors in the Crestwood area: I attended the meeting by CommonBond like the rest of you did and I learned a lot.

The first thing I learned was another developer had bid on the same project, except in a different part of town. They were going to put it up on the north side of the veterans clinic at Wilson Avenue and Wiley Boulevard. That would have been an excellent place as it is only three blocks from two grocery stores and less than a mile from Wal-Mart. Also, the Ladd Library is near. It also is a lot closer to MercyCare South than the place at 1200 Edgewood Road.

I guess if you stretch the truth to the Iowa Finance Commission you can get the funding for a good project in a bad location.

CommonBond put in a bunch of projects that they will supposedly pickup the tab on like a sidewalk down Crestwood Drive and a turn lane going south from Edgewood to Crestwood.

I wonder if this property on Edgewood was not owned by the city if our esteemed town council would approve this location? They haven’t approved other apartment complexes, according to The Gazette.

It was either Mark Twain or Will Rogers who said “If you don’t read the newspaper you are uninformed; if you do read the newspaper you are misinformed.”

Do the proper thing council people and vote against this project.

John Card

Cedar Rapids


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