I know I would get a lot of negative feedback if I publicly posted this but feel the need to vent. I miss my old Melrose. I miss the simplicity of our City. I know I know we need to grow but do we need 2 or maybe more high rises downtown? We are now Medford, Malden, Somerville, and Saugus Don’t tell me otherwise. We are so overcrowded. I don’t know how the schools will handle this. Traffic is a nightmare. Now one of the Mayoral candidates wants us to be a sanctuary city. Where will we put everyone! Thank you for listening
I think we just need to remember that we are still 5k people below where we were in the 70s. 4 and 6 story buildings are hardly high rises. Looking at pictures of Melrose in the early 1900s, it's a shame to see so many 3-4 story historic buildings that were replaced by 1 and 2 story buildings in the 50s/60s. If we want to return Melrose to what it used to be, we need to restore the dense walkable Downtown that we used to have.