Your article "Palatine housing project reps say facility makes financial sense" (July 2, 2013), pointed out one of the most important issues involved when public funds are used to support private development.
All over Palatine one can find condos for sale at a fraction of the $300,000 that each of these homes will cost. There are many existing apartment buildings already for sale - with far larger units - that would avoid the need to shoehorn this development on to an industrial block.
Village officials have the opportunity to demonstrate fiscal responsibility by voting no on this ill-advised project.
John Di Pasquale
Chairman, Eric Drive Industrial Council