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Beechwood not the place for massive development
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In spring and early summer, I attended two city of Camden public hearings regarding the request by Ed Royall and Austin Sheheen on behalf of the owner of Beechwood for approval of a 254-unit “retirement” development on the 65-acre parcel at 100 Knights Hill Road. At both meetings, the first before the planning commission on May 19 and the second before city council on June 9, there was public opposition expressed by many regarding the housing density of the development plan which had the appearance of a subdivision rather than a retirement village. The mayor described this, however, as a wonderful opportunity for Camden which would provide our citizens with full continuing care and allow its residents to live here for the duration of their lives so they wouldn’t have to move to retirement communities in other places during their final years.