Rail rezoning

Posted Thursday, May. 23, 2013  comments  Print Reprints

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Although my wife and I support the addition of light rail and a station in Wedgwood, we do not support the accompanying rezoning.

It would be nice for us to be able to drive to the station, park and ride the train to our destination as we do on the Trinity Railway Express and DART. However, the current plan for an urban village on the 78.4 acres includes limited parking for future residents and businesses but no parking for additional train riders from outside the immediate neighborhood.

It appears that there are no benefits to current residents from the rezoning, but negative effects include traffic congestion, parking problems, large new neighboring structures and potential tax increases. The only true benefits seem restricted to future residents and businesses in the urban village, builders and real estate developers.

I believe the city planning staff said the study promoting this “wonderful” endeavor was conducted by a real estate group. It is unclear to me why our elected officials embrace this effort with its corresponding detriment to constituents.

— Robert B. Cameron,

Fort Worth

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