Preserve Black Mountain's Character - Oppose Downtown Chain Stores
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We, the citizens of Black Mountain, are standing up to SAY NO to selling our town's future by allowing our central town property to be developed for a Walgreen's.
We believe that center of town symbolizes our values. It's the 1st thing people see when they come into town.
We believe the views of the mountains are of value to our town, both aesthetically and in terms of the revenue generate by visitors to our town.
We believe a large corporate store on the center property in town would do irreparable harm and have a negative impact for generations to come.
We believe the loss of our town charm and identity will harm small businesses and increase the number of vacant shops and For Sale signs in the historic downtown.
We ask our leaders, our mayor, and our aldermen and alderwomen to look to our future and the long-term negative impact of big chain stores in the center of town.
We ask our leaders to set up deed restrictions to protect that property, to assure that any commercial development be compatible with existing architecture in size, scope, and design.
We ask our leaders to include deed restrictions which set aside a portion of the property for a public space at the main town intersection which would assure the mountain vistas are preserved and which would include plants, benches and other features.
We ask our leaders to include deed restrictions that stipulate that any commercial development include public parking spaces for our town visitors.
We stand united in opposition to Walgreen's our any other chain store becoming the center of our town.