To the editor of THE EAGLE:
This is in response to the "30-duplex proposal opposed" article in the Sept. 16 Eagle. The amount of traffic that would result from 30 duplexes was never made clear at the meeting. I fault myself for not doing the math -- 30 x 2 equals 60 units, which results in 120 extra vehicles (two cars per unit) on a street (Yarmouth) not built to accommodate this amount of traffic which would flow into an already very busy Route 7. So the original figures of between 60 and 90 cars fall short.
There isn’t a feasible entrance and exit plan for this 45-acre property. There is only one way in and one way out and that’s on Yarmouth Street.
Who comes up with these plans? With all the vacant housing in Pittsfield and not a lot of jobs, we do not need 60 additional units.
I implore all the residents of the neighborhood to stick together and keep fighting to defeat a proposal which in so many ways would negatively impact our neighborhood. SHARON MALOY