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posted: 7/28/2014 5:01 AM

Keep tall buildings in Chicago, not here

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Here we go again! The Arlington Heights Village Board has taken upon itself to decide we need to tear down established businesses for the "new" TIF district (Daily Herald, July 8).

The assessed valuations in that area have declined over the last five years. Likewise, most of our home assessments have declined in this same period. Must the business owners be penalized? The board seems to feel it has the right to dictate its plan whether we who elected the board like it or not.

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I moved to Arlington Heights in 1964. In the last 20 or so years the board has turned our lovely town into a city with high rises. The new TIF district will have 3-5 story buildings and should not be part of our residential neighborhoods.

Those who want to live among tall buildings are free to move to downtown Chicago.

Suzanne Stark

Arlington Heights

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