Topic 25

Topic:It has recently been announced that a large shopping center may be built in your neighborhood.
Do you support or oppose this plan? Why? Use specific reasons and details to support your

There are both advantages and disadvantages of establishing a shopping mall in our neighborhood.
I am worried about traffic and how it will affect our community. However, I believe it will benefit
local business and increase appreciations for local area. All in all, I think it is a good idea.

For those what I am worried about, traffic congestion and parking problem are obverse. First of
all, traffic congestion is always a concern when building something new. Our streets are narrow,
with parking on both sides. A shopping center will certainly bring more traffic than ever before,
and heavy traffic means big congestion. At the same time, parking is also a problem in this area.
There are few garages attached to houses. Most of residents depend on finding spaces on the
street for parking. If a shopping mall is build, we must compete with customers and patrons for
those parking spaces. Furthermore, if the shopping center offers valet parking service, it would be
even worse because valet parking works in terms to grab every possible spaces available in street.

On the other hand, building up a shopping center will give this neighborhood more opportunities
and benefits. Residents in this area could certainly take the job that shopping center offers. People
would earn more money and spend on other business, such as entertainment and education, which
are operating in our neighborhood or adjacent communities. As a result, not only local business
but also inter-community business boosts up and a prodigious amount of fortune will be
accumulated to our neighborhood. A shopping center can also attract people to visit our
community. When they drive to the shopping center, they will see what a nice place this area is to
live. Therefore, we would have an increasing number of residents in the next couple of years. It is
very important to introduce new numbers because we have lost many residents to suburbs during
recent years.

In a short, there are several details to consider when planning a shopping center. In my part, I
support to have a new shopping center in my community because its advantages outweigh


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