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RAYMOND WHITMER, San Clemente
It was reported in the SC Times on May 20 that a large delivery company is proposing to construct a 105,000-square-foot warehouse/delivery station. Speculation is Greenlaw Partners, the proposer, is a straw buyer for Amazon.
Citizens of San Clemente, beware; this new facility, once up and operating, will bring thousands of additional vehicle trips onto Avenida Pico each day, including semi-tractors with trailers and delivery vans. The impact on Pico will be significant.
Think it is hard getting in and out of SC High right now, just wait until there are a few thousand more delivery van trips and semi-tractor-trailer trips each day in front of the high school. Not to mention the impact on Talega residents who use Pico each and every day.
The impact will be so significant that residents will be forced to use alternative routes, jamming up our other arteries such as Vaquero (where two schools are located) and residential streets to get to alternative accesses to the freeway.
I am all for development in our business park, but not at the expense of our residents and current businesses that are heavily reliant on Pico.
Don’t believe me; let it happen and see.