Thursday, July 23, 2009
Neighbors around Marcus High in tizzy over stadium construction plans
Safety, pollution, and ugliness are some of their concerns.
The $27.2 million, 9,500 seat stadium is slated to be built adjacent to Marcus High School. Approved by voters in a giant bond package in 2008, residents near the proposed construction area aren't exactly approving some of what comes with the build. Some of their concerns include:
- Safety: The city approved ditching a metal fence that was supposed to separate construction from the adjoining neighborhood. Council says that 25-foot landscape buffer and existing wooden fences in neighborhood provide enough distinction between the neighborhood and construction.
- Pollution, noise, and traffic congestion: all things that come with building a giant stadium from scratch.
- Unsightliness: Flower Mound council member Al Filidoro's main concern was that the metal supports for the bleachers would always look unfinished and ugly to people driving by it.
Lewisville ISD and the council made a few concessions, including extending the landscape buffer and prettying up those metal supports, but residents don't think it's enough.
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