Letter: Over-55 housing should be inexpensive

An architectural rendering by Robert M. Swedroe Architects An architectural rendering by Robert M. Swedroe Architects and Planners showing the front and rear views of a four-unit building designed for The Seasons at Elwood, a 360-unit senior housing development proposed for the site of the Oak Tree Dairy in East Northport. Photo Credit: Robert M. Swedroe Architects and Planners

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I have a comment about "Let rationality govern development in Elwood" [Editorial, May 29], regarding The Seasons at Elwood development.

Contrary to the editorial's support for The Seasons, what Long Island needs is affordable over-55 housing developments, not another luxury condominium complex. Ever-increasing taxes and utility rates are making home ownership a nightmare rather than the dream it used to be.

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A middle-class development would meet the needs of many of us who want to stay here but find it increasingly difficult to do so.

Ruthellen Rankin, Huntington Station
 

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