that -- that through the years, we -- we've been doing this a long time, that -- that to get
people close to the services they need. That's been the plan for this town, you know, at
times, for a long time. And -- and I think that this is -- this is a good use. I -- I had never
met the applicant until tonight, you know. I mean, this isn't something we planned
together. It's just, you know, how we got here. But I think that the five acres to the north
takes some very serious, careful planning to do the right thing, and -- and, you know, to
go I think -- I mean, what I kind of envision in a -- in a big scale might not work, you know.
I mean, we -- we will work closely with the City, you know. Everybody will be on board,
you know. We will get all the neighbors involved. We'll do all those things. We just
haven't gotten there yet.
MS. GEUEA JONES: That doesn't really answer the question about the -- the
MR. DRANE: Yeah.
MS. GEUEA JONES: And the fact that you are now selling that for what is a
non-residential use. Right? And I -- I -- the five acres on the north side, the north side of
Broadway is slowly, but surely, becoming either multi-family or commercial. We're
talking about the south side where, other than churches interspersed and Diggit, it is
residential, single-family or, you know, duplexes. So I -- I guess my question is why -- I
guess, let me ask it this way. Do you see why there is a concern that this fundamentally
changes the nature of the south side of Broadway?
MR. DRANE: I can see that. I can -- you know, I mean, I'm not -- you know. If it
were a -- almost anything else, you know, if it were a two-story, flat-topped building, you
know, with parking underneath, you know, I could -- I could see where that doesn't fit in.
This -- this aesthetically will fit in to this neighborhood.
MS. GEUEA JONES: But we have no assurance of that. Your -- your deal could go
through perfectly fine. It's out of your hands, and something could happen in Dr. Thomas'
life, good, bad, otherwise, and she's, like, oh, now I have this property. I -- for whatever
reason again -- could be completely good, I can't put my practice here anymore. And we
have no say over what gets built there. And -- and I think that is why I want to ask you
why, as the current landowner and caretaker of this very important piece of property, you
were not making more of an effort, or why you're okay with it changing from a residential
use. Even if -- even if your answer is we were going to get to it eventually, I hear that, but
you're willing to forego the -- the residential zoning, and -- and that is my concern is that
we are taking one chunk out of the south side and saying, well, this one is not going to
be residential anymore, and then the next one, and then the next one and the next one.
So -- and I guess your answer is -- is just you were going to get to it eventually.
MR. DRANE: I think that, you know, quite honestly, that stoplight -- that stoplight
means a lot. I mean, you know, in my, you know, muddled way of thinking, because --