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Published on Thursday, December 24, 2020 | 8:17 am

To the Editor:

Not sure this headline of the story “Locals Decry Another Proposed Project on Oak Knoll Avenue” really reflects the true spectrum of sentiment on this proposed project among its neighbors.  I live on Oak Knoll Avenue a few blocks from the site and support it— along with the other projects in development on Oak Knoll, Walnut, and elsewhere in our neighborhood.
The project site is currently a parking lot, in the heart of the downtown area, near transit and amenities, and is surrounded on all sides by the same scale of development that is proposed to be built.  This is a perfect place to build new homes in Pasadena.
The article quotes a handful of neighbors who are opposed to the project, including at least one that lives in a building of the same size and location as the one proposed. What is the rationale (and ethics) for denying someone else the very thing you already have?
I look forward to this empty parking lot being turned into homes and welcoming our new neighbors to the neighborhood.
Thanks and happy holidays—
Jason Neville
Pasadena, CA 91101
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