Don’t build in flood zone

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To the Editor:

In Rich Saltzberg’s article in the Nov. 29 Times about the Hinckley warehouse being torn down, he mentions future plans for the property, including a large “workforce housing” project. Who could be against housing our workers? On the other hand, who could possibly think putting housing in harm’s way in the velocity zone of severe storm flooding is a good idea? We must have learned something by now about the foolishness of building on the low (mostly filled) wetlands around the harbor. Workforce housing, absolutely! In the hurricane flood zone, never!

Chris Murphy
Chilmark