Time to reconsider boathouse plan?
The two hour reiteration of previous meetings by the leadership of the boathouse project, plus their introduction of expansion and intensification plans (i.e. 31 parking spaces, offices, “traffic calming” via traffic jams) left little time and energy in the third hour for public input and for basic questions regarding the legalities, the funding, the resolution to complex problems.
Seven years have now gone into planning this project; funding is not at hand; the public have not gotten behind this. That public has already lost Mystic to tourism, re-branding, corporate overreach, destruction/alteration of history, conflicts of interest, and depletion of amenities and lack of cultural diversity, along with inadequate infrastructure.
Perhaps it must be accepted that when money, adequate land, residents’ comfort (and bikes and knowledge) are not at hand, the project must be totally reconsidered. Nancy d’Estang Old Mystic