Mckinley Village project should proceed

Published: Monday, Apr. 7, 2014 - 5:04 pm
Last Modified: Wednesday, Apr. 9, 2014 - 6:39 am

Re "McKinley Village proposal creates traffic fight with neighbors" (Page A1, April 3): The debate over McKinley Village is pretty basic. The question is whether we want to encourage infill or sprawl. The answer is simple: if we want better air quality, less traffic congestion, and fewer vehicle miles traveled, we should welcome this project. City Staff and Planning Commission examined the facts and did their homework. It's worth noting the Planning Commission approved the project by an 11-0 vote.

The desire to see vehicular access at Alhambra is understandable. However, it does not seem fair to make this development pivot on that one point. The railroad has to agree that the engineering is feasible and will not disrupt the flow traffic. Essentially, it is not within the control of the developer to make this happen.

Losing this good project by making an entrance at Alhambra a condition of the development going forward would be a shame.

-- Catherine Taylor, Sacramento

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