A man in the audience mumbled: "I've never heard her say, 'supportive.'"
What relevance does this have to the rest of the article? Memphis Heritage is very supportive of this plan, and they HOSTED this event. Out of a packed, standing room only meeting, the negative mumblings of an unidentified man are what make it in this post? It seems like this is merely a poor attempt to create controversy where there is none.
I also attended the Dec 9th meeting at City Hall, and I suspect that councilwoman Ware's sample was not representative of the Midtown population. The overwhelming majority of Midtowners seem to be in favor of preserving the history and culture of our neighborhood. We would all love to see something happen with Overton Square, but we also know that "something" isn't necessarily better than nothing. Let's not lower our standards here. I agree with councilman Flinn, and I applaud him for spending so much time and energy gathering feedback and representing the residents of Midtown. We want smart development. Hopefully, the overlay will aid us in this endeavor.
By Richard Alley
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