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Opinion

November 27, 2012

Parking problems on the waterfront lots

(Continued)

What will be the cost of No. 1 and No. 3?

There is no cost analysis given by the NRA on their proposed development plans. None.

Landscaping the existing parking lots, expanding the park by the necessary 100 feet from the water’s edge and adding no new buildings is far more efficient than building car parks reserved for condo owners that could be under water. (Imagine the $$$ of these waterproof bunkers.)

The parking consultants cited Newport and Plymouth, historic seaport tourist destinations, as providing parking during summer months. Go take a look in August. Do you want Newburyport to have this kind of congestion fueled by shopping malls and condos closing off harbor views to culture visitors and inhabitants, completely changing our waterfront and its public enjoyment?

What is the NRA hiding in presenting two massive new buildings concealed by non-existent trees, Photoshopped from the height of a helicopter to look like Santa’s village, a Monopoly board of diminished unrealistic proportions.

Joanie Purinton

Member of Citizens

For an Open Waterfront

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