Bending Over Backward for ARC?

RECEIVED Wed., Jan. 4, 2006

Dear Editor,
    Many residents who would be adversely impacted have spoken out against the proposed ARC retirement complex [“Lakeway: Desperate Suburbanites in Zoning War,” News, Dec. 30]. The predictable Lakeway mouthpieces and politicos who do not live adjacent to the proposed project site have voiced their opinion to let us know they think it is OK and absolutely necessary to build a massive retirement complex next to established residential homes in Flintrock Falls, Yaupon Creek, and the Hills.
    I wonder if the mouthpieces and the Lakeway officials ever heard of the good neighbor policy, or, more importantly, one of the most fundamental of the Ten Commandments: love thy neighbor. Which is supposed to be one of the 10 guiding premises for leading a truly Christian life? Consideration for your neighbors is one of the basic tenets of a civilized society. Ask them if they would like this monstrosity of a project in their back yard. I know that their answer would be a loud and clear no!
    The residents who oppose this massive project do not oppose the right of anyone to retire in our community. We do oppose the blatant attempt by those who would not be adversely impacted bending over backward to accommodate a corporation (ARC), when there was such a massive outpouring of opposition to another corporation (Wal-Mart) a few years ago. I bet you that if Wal-Mart came back to Lakeway and tried to change the existing zoning laws like ARC is attempting to, they would be laughed out of Lakeway City Hall!
Chris Wilson
The Hills
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