McKinley Village proposal shouldn't be fought

Published: Monday, Apr. 7, 2014 - 3:04 pm
Last Modified: Wednesday, Apr. 9, 2014 - 6:41 am

Re "McKinley Village proposal creates traffic fight with neighbors" (Page A1, April 3): The demand by opponents of McKinley Village for a vehicle underpass at Alhambra Boulevard defies common sense and ignores the facts.

I am a 20-plus resident of River Park, one of Sacramento's most livable neighborhoods. It has only two access points for about 1,700 homes and apartments which is more than five times the number proposed for McKinley Village.

Carlson Drive, the main entrance to River Park, carries over 10,000 cars a day with relative ease. According to the City's traffic projections, the 40th Street entrance to McKinley Village will carry 1,700 cars a day, about one-sixth of the traffic on Carlson Drive.

The McKinley Village proposal is the best thing for that land. We need infill housing for a more livable and sustainable city. McKinley Village should not be held hostage to unreasonable demands.

-- Frederick Tornatore, Sacramento

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