To the editor:

Recent proposals for zoning relief on a new building at 35 Fuller St. in Magnolia would substantially extend the height and footprint of the previous building. The changes are not modest and would mean a radical alteration of the architecture and tone of the neighborhood. And the new, massive building would callously disregard the wishes of our community. The plans ignore parking, congestion and green space, as well as Magnolia’s traditions and desires, its village identity. The present zoning stipulations are in place for good reason. This proposal for relief, like others in the recent past for the Back Shore and central Gloucester, is an example of greed and vulgarity overriding Gloucester’s sense of community and obligation.

John and Sandy Ronan