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• My wife and I live in Concord Farms subdivision here in Farragut. We were troubled reading a recent article in the farragutpress regarding the town of Farragut and the [Farragut Municipal Planning] Commission possibly rezoning to allow for high-density affordable housing here in Farragut.

We think that is a bad thing [for] the town of Farragut the way it is now because you would see a lot more people coming into the neighborhood, more traffic, more crime and overall lower home values. We think that this is only a positive for the land developer in question. That’s the only person that this benefits. To the current residents, it’s a negative for all the things I just said. And I would add that my wife and I are both in our 30s and we bought a home here about a year-and-a-half ago. So it is possible for millennials and young people to already afford to live in Farragut. We are absolutely against any zoning changes that would allow for high-density affordable homes.