People on both sides of the Settler’s Pointe debate are writing to Woodbury City Council members about the project proposed for the Stonemill Farms neighborhood, using a council e-mail address to either speak out against the project or, in fewer cases, to support it.
Here is a sampling of some of the e-mail messages, which are public information:
My husband and I are very much opposed to the rezoning efforts currently under way to locate a memory care facility in Stonemill Farms. We are already suffering enough with decreased property values and feel this would be an additional blow to the vision for our neighborhood. We do not want a memory care facility in our front yard, which is essentially where it would be located. The facility just doesn’t fit and I am not sure why that is something that is hard for the developers to understand. If a memory facility is placed in that space there will NEVER be the types of retail we were promised by the developer in that space. Please do not cave to the developers’ pressure and change the zoning code. Your decision affects our view from our front porch as well as our vision for the type of neighborhood we heavily invested in to raise our children. Ice cream shop – vote yes, locked down memory care unit – vote NO.
-Jennifer and Dan Pogatchnik
I am a Stonemill Farms resident and I have no object to a site like this going up in Stonemill Farms. The only thing I am hopeful for is for a quick resolution to this matter so I am not subjected to these ridiculous (petition) e-mail communications any more.
I cannot explain how upset and worried I am about the proposed development at Settler’s Pointe in Stonemill Farms. I live down the road from the site and my children go to school in Liberty Ridge. I hear all the talk about how safe and secure the premises are to be along with security bracelets and everything, but I still think that this is going in the wrong place, it should not be between two schools. It is such bad judgment on the developer’s part and it all comes down to money. Please, can you tell me you asked the developer how much this is worth to him, as I cannot put a price on my childs’ life. We all have hypothetical situations in our heads about what could happen but I know it will happen … I don’t know just how secure this facility will be and I have to ask the question have you seen the site? Have you walked around the site, have you looked at what is there? So to sum up — the proposed site is between two schools, pre-kindergarten and elementary. What is the developer thinking?? The answer is DOLLARS, lots and lots of DOLLARS.
I am writing to you to let you know that my wife and I are IN FAVOR of the proposed Settler’s Pointe memory care facility. We are residents of Stonemill Farms and look forward to the opportunities that a facility of this kind will present for our family to interact with the future residents of this facility. I am a voting delegate for the (Stonemill Farms) homeowner association and have found that the majority of my neighbors are not opposed to this facility. As is most often the case, it is a very vocal minority that is being heard. Please do not let them stand in the way of this proposed development.
I would like to express my concerns on the enhanced memory care center for patients with demonstrated behavioral issues proposed for Settler’s Pointe. While such a facility is an important one for the community, putting it dead center of a residential neighborhood — sandwiched between a preschool and an elementary school — seems ill-advised.