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Letter: Keep the overlay district

Editor, Gazette-Journal:

Our citizens have had some discussion and concerns about the highway overlay which was approved a number of years ago and supported by not only the planning commission, but also the administration and the board of supervisors for a number of years.

Positive things don’t happen overnight in our community, but they can deteriorate in a hurry. We built the business park looking to the future of having a park with curbs and gutters, streetlights, sidewalks and all the amenities built into the cost of the developed property, and then having expectations of the buyers and optimists.

A number of business types were turned down, because this was not a business park for small businesses, which incidentally we desperately need today, but rather a professional-type park that incubates business and commerce in the process. The land was purchased privately, and we had hoped that it would create additional development in that area of the same caliber and expectation...

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