NewburyportNews.com, Newburyport, MA

Opinion

June 16, 2014

Storey Ave. project is troublesome

To the editor:

I am among the “vocal portion of residents of the Clipper Way-Woodman Way area” mentioned in Dyke Hendrickson’s City Notebook published Monday, June 9. Mr. Hendrickson is correct that many residents object to the size and scope of the development proposed by Tropic Star. The impact of this proposal, which by unconfirmed accounts is a CVS project, affects not only area residents but all Newburyport residents who use both Low Street and Storey Avenue.

Tropic Star wants to make money and that is understandable. We area residents want to be able to live in safety. Drivers entering or leaving Newburyport via Storey Avenue/Low Street already know the area is dangerous. Some have referred to the area as the most congested and dangerous in the city. Adding a CVS or any other major development cannot improve the traffic flow no matter what the traffic engineers propose.

Is there a reason that the vacant lot on Storey Avenue located just a few hundred feet east of Low Street isn’t a solid alternative for development? CVS would still have high visibility and the impact on this dangerous intersection would be eased.

I plan on attending as many meetings on this project as I can. I hope others can also.

Ann Jaroncyk

Newburyport

1
Text Only | Photo Reprints

NDN Video
Under Armour Launches Biggest Women's Campaign with Inspiring Ad NYPD chokehold death of Eric Garner was homicide: medical examiner Christina Aguilera Pulls a Demi Moore! Man with no arms throws first pitch Chapter Two: Composing for a film in retirement Is Justin Bieber Dating a Model? Guardians of the Galaxy (Trailer) 'Sharknado 2:' Hottest Memes Surfing The Net Snoop Dogg Narrating Animal Footage Is Perfect Raw: Obama Gets Hug From Special Olympian Recapping a Blockbuster MLB Trade Deadline Tigers Acquire David Price - @TheBuzzeronFOX Russell Brand Slams Sean Hannity Over Gaza Conflict Segment Woman's Dive Goes Terribly Wrong Brian Williams Reports on Daughter Allison Williams' 'Peter Pan' Casting News Did Jimmy Fallon Look Up Heidi Klum's Dress? What Drama? Miranda Kerr Poses Topless Plane crashes in San Diego Costco parking lot Justin Bieber Takes To Instagram To Diss Orlando Bloom You Won't Believe the Celeb Cameos in "Sharknado 2"
Special Features
NRA Waterfront Plans