Monday, May 14, 2012

Proposed development could bring 2,500 dwellings to Leeds

Some residents in Leeds are fighting a proposed development that could grow to be several times larger than the town itself. The Grapevine Wash development would be a high-density, mixed-use collection of eight villages, built out over multiple phases, that could eventually include 2,500 dwellings and 300,000 square feet of commercial space. The community, which may take decades to come to fruition, was designed to fit the town's long-term plans. But many of the nearby residents say the development, with its three- and four-story buildings and urban design, would destroy the century-old character of the town. The Spectrum