Kirkland, think about it | Letter
February 27, 2013 · Updated 2:05 PM
What on earth is Kirkland’s latest challenge being proposed by “Lake Street Property?” This is a six-story building.
We have lived in Kirkland 63 years and raised our large family here. Now, I am a widow living happily at Merrill Gardens. We have seen many changes over these years - mostly good ones. However, some cautions must be considered now.
Our driveway leading to the Merrill Gardens front door and our parking lot is always busy. There are delivery trucks, large trucks moving people into Merrill Gardens, the ambulance or fire engines several times a week, people being dropped or picked up at our door, our Merrill Gardens bus in and out.
In this new building plan, there will be 280 cars parked in their four-story garage. Every morning and evening 280 cars could be going through our “driveway.” The exhaust from the cars could be a health problem to some at Merrill Gardens. Walking across would be impossible.
After the building is erected, we could walk from our door and across the driveway immediately bumping into a hard six-story wall.
Kirkland, think about it.
Agnes Anstett, Kirkland