Blinded by Whole Foods |

Blinded by Whole Foods

Dear Editor:

The community was finessed by the Willits developers. Whole Foods Market is going to hire 150 people, most will be full-time employees. These are new jobs for new people. Where are these people going to live? They certainly aren’t going to buy $600,000 homes! The workers are going to come from Newcastle and points west on I-70 adding more traffic to Highway 82. How short-sighted.

The community had a great opportunity to fix some of the affordable housing problems and blew it! The almighty shopping at Whole Foods blinded the community to the real problem of affordable housing.

The separation of the Whole Foods from the residential was a brilliant maneuver by the developer. They got everything they wanted for Whole Foods and didn’t have to give anything back! I sure don’t call that a good deal. Give … give … and get nothing?

Jay Leavitt

El Jebel

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