REJECT UNPLANNED GROWTH!
∑ Most local towns have accelerated Commercial Development with the intent to lower taxes, only to have their TAXES INCREASE.
∑ The Village Center District was approved years ago.† If we need commercial development so desperately, why hasnít that parcel been built out?† 20 to 30 NEW BUSINESSES are slated for that land. That should be enough for the size of our town for the foreseeable future.
∑ The current economy is not conducive to new business growth.† Letís fill the ten or more vacancies on Rt. 111 and Lowell Rd. before we look for new areas to develop.
∑ Specific zoning changes for CLARKE FARM NORTH and WALL ST. have been voted against by more than SIXTY PERCENT of the voting populous in both of the last two years. OUR ELECTED REPRESENTATIVES DONíT APPEAR TO BE PAYING ATTENTION TO THE POPULAR VOTE. †These same proposals continue to appear on the ballot year after year.
∑ A presentation in front of the Windham Economic Development Committee portrayed the value of CLARKE FARM NORTH to be $10 Million if it is residentially developed and $34 MILLION if it is commercially developed:
Is this driven by NEED or GREED?
Many of us have moved into the Windham community because of its charm and convenient location. We expect that its charm will continue to attract other residents that will be proud to call Windham their home.† As the population increases, new essential businesses and services are a vital part of any communityís continued vitality. Responsible growth that is for the benefit of all should be a welcome event for all concerned citizens.† It is important, however, that close oversight be paid to the nature and timing of development so it does not diminish the charm and appeal of our town.† Unchecked growth could easily diminish the appeal of our town and establish a main thoroughfare through the center of our town resembling Rt. 28 in Salem or Rt.102 in Londonderry.† These two areas are convenient places to shop, but not consistent with the look and feel that we would like to retain in Windham.†
PLEASE SUPPORT WELL PLANNED GROWTH
BUT NOT ALL OF IT RIGHT NOW !!!
ON MARCH 10TH
VOTE ďNOĒ on
Article 3, Amendment 1
†North Clarke Farm
PAID POLITICAL AD BY THE NEIGHBORS OF WINDHAM††††††††† www.neighborsofwindham.org