Judging by the materials filed with the Metropolitan Development Commission, neighbors opposed the project based on the architectural quality, inadequate parking, excessive height, and excessive density [TWG calls off plan for $39M Meridian-Kessler project, IBJ.com March 1].
Neighbors’ alternative development ideas, as presented downtown, to the Meridian Kessler Neighborhood Association, and in various message boards, were pretty diverse and moderate. Nothing about just single-family homes.
Words like “transient” were used in contrast to “long term,” not as some class warfare battle cry.
This is a good example of a project that was wrong for the location.
A different type of project would likely be welcome on the AT&T site. The TWG project would likely be welcome elsewhere.