How to avoid another Alma Plaza
Original post made by Resident Ramona Street, Midtown, on Sep 17, 2012
I pass by Alma Plaza every day and wonder how the builder got this passed. I remember 10 years of back and forth and this is the result? The tall structure on Alma is right at the sidewalk and is worse than the JCC since Alma is a small street. The houses are 3 storeys high and packed together. Now I did go to the Town meetings and I remember folks objecting to these "features" but the council passed them anyway. I dont believe democracy is working here. When I remodeled my house I had to follow all kids of rules about setbacks. What happened here? I'd like to understand what went wrong and how we can make sure this does not happen again.