By Ellen Williams and Maia Craig
We attended the City Planning Commission meetings regarding the Nicora Place development planned for West Spain Street. Many people from the neighborhood wrote letters and spoke about how they will be negatively impacted by this development (18, three-bedroom, two-story buildings on a parcel approximately two acres in size).
It will mean a dense wall of buildings facing neighbors on all sides, loss of light and privacy, in addition to making it very difficult to make turns onto Spain from driveways and Junipero Serra, putting drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians at further risk.
There have been many meetings, at which speakers have presented well-researched points, describing the negative impact this development will have on our daily lives. This is a group of informed, thoughtful people concerned that their lives and property values will be negatively changed forever.