I read with interest the Letter to the Editor from Merrill Edelstein on this topic in the Sept. 30 edition, and could not agree with her more.
We just seem to be responding at random to proposals from various property owners, creating a veritable “hodge-podge” of uses with no consistency or integrity.
However, without some sort of cohesive plan for the City Center, which would drive the zoning map, there is little that the planning and zoning commission can do to help us. Rather, any valid proposal which is submitted consistent with the existing zoning map needs to be given fair consideration.
Thus, what we really need is a city council-approved vision for the City Center, which can then be used to create a cohesive zoning map.