ARB member's comments raise questions

An article in the July 19 issue of the Gazette covers the Architectural Review Board's review of the exterior design of the proposed Jewish center planned on Jamestown Road across from the College of William and Mary.

The article states a comment by a member of the Review Board that the plans for the building are at odds with what is considered traditional building design in the city and he says, "I don't see how it ties in with the architecture we have in town."

One has to wonder where this member of the Architectural Review Board was when the plans for the Stryker building were being reviewed. I don't see how the Stryker building ties in with the architecture we have in town.

It becomes increasingly obvious to me that some members of the city's boards and commissions were appointed to their positions for reasons other than competence and reasoning abilities.

Charles W. Wood


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