Re: TC’s uglification

The incredible lack of wise planning on the part of the Traverse City planners and managers who have allowed the tree cutting and ghastly concrete buildings — on West Front Street near the Civic Center and the Uptown Condos built into the river near the Union Street dam — is mind-boggling.

These new buildings look like crematoriums.

These buildings are built right to the edges of the river and the sidewalks; they are going to make Traverse City famous for its ugliness.

Traverse City needs more parks, more green space, more trees, more tree canopy, more landscaping with native plants — not less.

Trees and parks are needed for beauty and clean air.

If Traverse City doesn’t wake up and get with the times, tourists are going to flee to Northport.

Kathleen Stocking

Traverse City