Stop the proposed zoning changes in the City of Dardenne Prairie and HUD low income housing.

To:
Pam Fogarty, Mayor of Dardenne Prairie
Alderman Dave Kampelman, Alderman Ward 1 City of Dardenne Prairie
Alderman Pat Nasi, Alderman Ward 1 City of Dardenne Prairie
Luke Kehow, City Engineer, City of Dardenne Prairie
Frank Schoneboom, City Administrator, City of Dardenne Prairie
Bob Menichino, Alderman Ward 2 City of Dardenne Prairie
Robert Penn, Alderman Ward 2 City of Dardenne Prairie
Sharon West, Alderman Ward 3 City of Dardenne Prairie
Michael Conroy, Alderman Ward 3 City of Dardenne Prairie

Stop the proposed zoning changes in the City of Dardenne Prairie.

As citizens of Dardenne Prairie, we want you to know we support the current zoning and community plan for Bainbridge subdivision. It is part of the well-established city plan in which we are highly vested. Significant, unplanned deviations affect all of Dardenne Prairie.

We oppose the proposed zoning changes that would allow...

Stop the proposed zoning changes in the City of Dardenne Prairie.

As citizens of Dardenne Prairie, we want you to know we support the current zoning and community plan for Bainbridge subdivision. It is part of the well-established city plan in which we are highly vested. Significant, unplanned deviations affect all of Dardenne Prairie.

We oppose the proposed zoning changes that would allow the development of a 240-unit, high-density apartment complex in Bainbridge and urge you to vote against these changes on our behalf. As citizens of Dardenne Prairie, we have these concerns:

The city granted support for this project long before announcing any public hearing.
The first announced public hearing of the project was September 11, 2013. But several months ago, the city sent letters to the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) stating:
“Dardenne Prairie is supportive of this project and would find it to be a beneficial addition to the rental housing stock of our town.” –May 17, 2013 


Residents of the city were sold a very different plan by the city and developers.
Dardenne Prairie’s city plan and zoning map as well as public marketing materials and web pages of developers and builders have consistently promoted a different policy and vision to citizens who invested in the community based on these documents. It’s very concerning that the same city and developers are now working together behind the scenes to change the terms that attracted us to invest in Dardenne Prairie.


This sudden change to unplanned, high-density housing would have real impacts on our town.
Even with our rapid population growth, Dardenne Prairie is still a small town without its own police force. This high-density housing plan proposes 240 new rental properties and 478 parking spaces in a small area. This could more than double the population of the Bainbridge subdivision, but it is also a big change for all of Dardenne Prairie, which has not planned for it.

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  • Deborah Ritchie Please stop the building of HUD housing in our neighborhood. It's not fair to the people that have invested their lives in their homes and communities.

  • George Ritchie This will only decrease the value of our community and the overall value of living in the area. I and others will find another place to live.

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    Deborah Ritchie, United States

    11 months ago Comments: Please stop the building of HUD housing in our neighborhood. It's not fair to the people that have invested their lives in their homes and communities.
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    George Ritchie, United States

    11 months ago Comments: This will only decrease the value of our community and the overall value of living in the area. I and others will find another place to live.
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    Kerry Galvin, United States

    11 months ago Comments: -
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