Standing united

By BETH CRACE State Journal Staff Writer Published:

In June of 1998, around 40 residents of Montrose Park subdivision filed into City Hall as a united front.

The group, a re-energized version of a neighborhood association formed years earlier as a crime watch, was organized and carried a purpose: to convince the local planning commission to bar an urban development plan proposed for nearby East Main Street.

The development, they said, would only worsen drainage and traffic problems in the area, did not provide adequate or safe play areas for children and clashed with the landscape of the subdivision, which dates back to the 1930s.

They succeeded.

"I think we had a really positive effect on the city of Frankfort," says Belenda Holland, who's lived in Montrose Park for 24 years.

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