My husband and I have lived on Brevoort Road for 24 years. Like many, we regret that Olympic Pool, a business that many of our neighbors loved, was no longer viable and closed.

To the Editor:

My husband and I have lived on Brevoort Road for 24 years. Like many, we regret that Olympic Pool, a business that many of our neighbors loved, was no longer viable and closed.

Nevertheless, the closing of the pool provides the opportunity to start transforming the character of a section of Indianola Avenue in great need of change. The revised proposal submitted for the Olympic site by Katz Development is the type of viable development that makes sense for the site and one that will hopefully spur further mixed-use development northward on Indianola Avenue.

Undoubtedly, demographics and a desire for urban living are leading to some changes in Clintonville. These changes do lead to more traffic and more people, including on our own road. But, as longtime residents of the community, we support the changes. We have always viewed Clintonville as being the best of both worlds, a suburban-like oasis in the center of the city. The recent projects and development proposals we see for Clintonville have reinforced our view of what we like about Clintonville, and we love the fact that we are getting more of the city around us.

Elizabeth Tarpy Alcalde