To the editor,
We knew if the Buie tract was approved for apartments, the land at Old RR 12 and Craddock would be next in line. The land is known by most citizens as “the Weatherford tract.”
The Buie tract is just south of our neighborhood and the Weatherford tract is west of our neighborhood. Some of our neighbors were invited to an invitation only meeting held Oct. 17 concerning building apartments and/or duplexes on the Weatherford tract.
We were hoping the Weatherford tract would become a location for senior residents, such as Stonebrook Senior Community, or be divided into large lots with upscale homes built for families. For seniors or families, a low-key neighborhood named Weatherford Woods would be a beautiful place to live.
Instead, they’re talking apartments and duplexes! It’s true that apartments give people a place to live, and that’s important, but they should not be next to single family neighborhoods. One of our neighbors recently moved from our beautiful, well established neighborhood, to a new one, Blanco Vista. Now, the developer of her new neighborhood wants to put 900 apartments near her new house.
We encourage you to vote for the city council candidates who want to bring good jobs here and preserve the good things we already have, including our well established neighborhoods. These candidates are John Thomaides for mayor, and Toby Hooper, Dave Newman, and Rodney van Oudekerke for city council.
Ann and Robert Blackburn