It had been awhile since I had visited the Arcata branch of the North Coat Coop.  This afternoon I stopped in to grab some items.  That development across the street – I think it’s senior housing of some sort – has changed the feel of the neighborhood.  The Coop parking lot almost feels claustrophobic.

That’s not to say that I oppose the development.  It’s a perfect location and the building looks like it’ll have a nice appearance.  But the change is quite profound.  If you kind of zone out for a moment while gazing on it from across the street, it almost feels like you’re in Sonoma County somewhere.

I think it’s most noticeable in the late afternoon as it blocks the sun to the west.

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