Recent news stories have reported on a proposal to build a gated 11-story "ultra-luxury" high-rise to be called The Marq at the northeast corner of 21st Avenue South and Interstate 440. Most of my neighbors and I believe it would be an inappropriate development for that site.
The property lies in Belmont-Hillsboro, a pre-World War I neighborhood of one- and two-story homes and low-rise apartment buildings. Streets are laid out in a grid and have sidewalks and mature trees. It