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COEUR TERRE: ‘Will destroy our quiet lives’

| January 25, 2023 1:00 AM

At first glance, we live in the ordinary neighborhood of Northshire. Most of our houses were built in the ’70s and ’80s. We enjoy our gardens in our big yards on our quiet streets. Everyday we love to walk our dogs and visit our neighbors as we walk from block to block. There is nothing better than walking along our tree lined streets through the change of seasons. We also appreciate the ease of commuting to both downtown Coeur d’Alene, grocery stores and shopping.

Upon further introspection, all these things are what makes our neighborhood special to us. With the proposed Coeur Terre Development’s plans to use our streets and neighborhoods to access their new infrastructure, the high intensity of traffic will destroy our quiet lives.

I’ll leave you with one last thought by Aaron M. Renn. “The mark of a great city isn’t how it treats its special places — everybody does that right — but how it treats its ordinary ones.”

DAWN PAPINEAU

Coeur d’Alene

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