I’m not opposed to more housing going in but there needs to be better planning on parking, vehicular access, and green space.
Only two ways in and out for 210 units (on average each unit is expected to have a minimum of two vehicles) is woefully inadequate and will create congestion not only for the new housing but also for the rest of the Lakewood neighborhood. Also, having one of the access points go through a neighborhood street will decrease the neighborly atmosphere and drive people out. The houses on that road will begin to mimic other houses on busy streets and the overall visual quality of the neighborhood will decrease (I cite center street south of 500 W and 500 W as visuals for this).
Not enough parking units will recreate the disaster that is the Startup apartments on freedom blvd. Cars line the streets over there because there’s nowhere else to park, it’s not only an eye sore, it’s unsafe for pedestrians, bikers, and drivers.
Green spaces help our environment and create appeal and a positive living atmosphere that encourage residents to take care of where they live—that is an overall boon for the city.