Tranquility in Suburban Lafayette

by William F Cronk,

Hello,

My husband and I have lived in Lafayette since 1983. We downsized in 2015 to a one story home with a beautiful garden and a cottage. The cottage is too big to technically be called an ADU. It was built by the former owners for their disabled mother and her caregivers.

We have used the cottage for family visits during Covid. A safe place for our grandchildren to swim, run around, learn to ride their bikes, but not enter our main home. We have nice off street parking which does not clutter our beautiful neighborhood.

We would hate to loose the spacious gracefulness of our neighborhood to multiple homes on single family zoned lots. The Fire Department and City have long recognized the unsafe Happy Valley School traffic at arrival and dismissal times. Making our neighborhoods more dense will not provide affordable housing...just more compact expensive housing.

Thank you, Janet

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