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02/18/09 — 'Not in our town': Rosewood questions housing plan

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'Not in our town': Rosewood questions housing plan

By Kenneth Fine
Published in News on February 18, 2009 1:46 PM

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News-Argus/MITCH LOEBER

Residents listen to the debate.

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News-Argus/MITCH LOEBER

Jimmy Thompson signs a petition to halt plans for a development of 36 units of low-income housing in the community. The construction is planned for a plot of land on U.S. 70 behind the Second Fling Consignment Shop. More than 200 Rosewood community residents voiced their concerns or showed up to listen Tuesday night.

Some were worried about a potential increase in crime. Others feared their homes might lose value. And there was even concern voiced that law enforcement and firefighters would be spread too thin. Their reasons were different, but the several hundred...

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