Development: There Goes the Neighborhood

Re "Built With Middle-Class People in Mind," March 6: I live exactly three blocks east of the 180 block of Kelton Avenue and have been a proud member of this terrific Westside neighborhood for 12 years. During this time, I've seen many tear-downs and new condo/townhouse developments put in place of older buildings. Usually, the buildings being removed have not been kept up, nor do they have any architectural significance. However, the duplexes on Kelton Avenue are in mint condition and are quite unique for the neighborhood.

As for Jeanette McKenna's comments that the current buildings are a "very generic design," well, I happen to know developers like Michael Cohanzad and his type of development. Tell me this stuff isn't generic!

John Atkinson


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