The Board of Zoning and Planning approved Preferred Living's application for a four-story, 76-unit apartment building on Riverside Drive between the Marathon gas station and Puptown Lounge on Sept. 19, 2016, after several postponements, staff concerns and much public objection.

To the Editor:

The Board of Zoning and Planning approved Preferred Living's application for a four-story, 76-unit apartment building on Riverside Drive between the Marathon gas station and Puptown Lounge on Sept. 19, 2016, after several postponements, staff concerns and much public objection.

The city engineer said the current sewer system is inadequate to handle the added waste. City residents object to the fact there are no three-story buildings in the area, let alone four. Mature trees will be removed, and a whole lot more traffic will be added to Riverside Drive during rush hour.

The Perry Township crash record shows 353 accidents between Lane Avenue and Fishinger Road, not including this year. Fender benders? We got 'em. Sprained necks? You'll get more of 'em. Fatalities? Sadly, we've had 'em.

I've tried to get the speed limit changed on three separate occasions, to no avail. And the kicker? The Ohio Department of Transportation has forbidden a southbound left-hand turn into the apartments, as well as a southbound left-hand turn out of the apartments, creating a virtual circus of turning cars onto Clifton and Canterbury.

Surrounding residents are filing an appeal to the Upper Arlington City Council. The date for the public hearing will be posted on the city's website. Come one, come all.

Melissa Fisher

Upper Arlington