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Letter: Feed prison land to the developer beast
First Published Jun 20 2014 05:24 pm • Last Updated Jun 20 2014 05:24 pm

I do not agree with the Legislature’s decision to move the Utah State Prison ("New location for Utah prison still up in air," June 20) as I’ve always believed it’s been a land grab for developers.

However, I have been thinking lately. I live in Yalecrest, an older established neighborhood in Salt Lake City and the demolition rate of old, beautiful homes by developers has been staggering. In the last couple of years this neighborhood as well as other Salt Lake neighborhoods has been targeted by developers with no vested interest in the community other than to make a quick buck on building $1 million+ McMansions.

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By tearing down established, older homes this would lead one to believe that there is no more available land to be developed. Move the prison, already. Throw out a bone so that the land can be given to developers. This may keep the wolves at bay and out of my neighborhood (for a while at least).

Kelly White

Salt Lake City

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