Nancy E. Grove: More apartments not cars on King Street

The vacant lot on King Street in Northampton where a Volvo dealership is proposed to be built next to the Foster Farrar hardware store.

The vacant lot on King Street in Northampton where a Volvo dealership is proposed to be built next to the Foster Farrar hardware store. STAFF FILE PHOTO

Published: 06-24-2024 4:43 PM

Modified: 06-24-2024 6:52 PM


The news item in the paper today under “10 years ago” [“A Look Back,” June 19] about the car dealership on King Street reminded me to tell my thoughts on this lot. When you enter this lot at the light, this road could have electric charging stations on the left and also the right if there’s room. When you get to the end the road, one would turn left into this large lot.

This empty lot would be a great place for a three- or four-story apartment building. The first floor also could have a small convenience store. Residents living there would have stores and banks within walking distance. Northampton needs more places for people to live. I personally do not want to see cars lined up on King Street. King street needs a home for people, not a home for more cars.

Nancy E. Grove

Easthampton 

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