Save Gates Circle
We, the residents of streets surrounding the site of the former Millard Fillmore Hospital at Gates Circle, object to the rezoning of the property to allow a shopping center on the site. If a specific business, not allowed under current zoning, is needed at the site the developer should work to obtain a “Use Variance” for that business. We believe that adequate retail exists one block away on Elmwood Avenue and that a blanket approval for large scale commercial use on Delaware Avenue would have a significant negative impact on surrounding streets due to increased truck and automobile traffic. Because of the demand for housing in the neighborhood we support the residential component of the plan, knowing a case by case zoning variance remains an option.