To the Editor:
In response to Rob Stephens’s Viewpoint (“High Density Housing? High on Pot? Best Uses for Nantasket?” May 13), I could not agree more that if Hull’s decision is to allow the destruction of the boardwalk and allow construction of a brick 141-unit apartment building, it would be a huge mistake and a travesty to all those who cherish this stretch of land.
Driving into Hull on George Washington Boulevard, it used to be a thrill to see the roller coaster. Now, without – I can still see the boardwalk and the beach. Putting up an apartment building is both unwelcoming and an affront to the sense of the beauty of Hull.
We have all seen what big brick apartment buildings have done to other beach front communities, and it is not pretty. This part of Hull is a small piece of land which in the summer is already quite dense, adding 141 apartments – really? Would I be opposed if they were done in the style of Spinnaker Island where the look and feel is that of a community with retail and restaurants mixed in? Probably not, but I have seen what big brick buildings do in small towns and destroying what could be used as community instead would destroy it.