There has been much discussion about the denial of the proposal for the reuse of the Prospect Place property on Court St in Keene.
The problem as I see it is that the story has centered around the need for creating a drug rehabilitation center, and not about the proper way to do it.
There are rules involved, and the rules were not followed by the petitioner. Instead, they have misinformed the public about the process.
Meanwhile, people involved in the process discovered discrepancies and weaknesses in the petitioner’s arguments that didn’t pass scrutiny. That is why it was denied.
I believe that if a petitioner came forward and followed the rules, that this would have passed.
I hope you don’t think less of me for my efforts to protect the interests of my constituents in the Prospect St. neighborhood.