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It's funny that anyone would actually pay for this
This thread, and the original author's objections are about a proposed residential development for 70 units. Your theory that people won't want to move here because it's not a small town anymore will continue to proven wrong, as it has for many years now. This is a very desirable area to a lot of people, and for a lot of reasons.
This is a residential project njc, not a commercial one. And DOT wants the trees down for safety reasons. I think the speed limit on Midland Road should be reduced to 35 and enforced, regardless of anything else that happens on Midland Road.
And the weakest argument of all has been brought to the table by njc17 - the Fayetteville argument. I seriously doubt that all the trees will be cut down near the Midland Road, but even if they are, we won't be any closer to being Fayetteville. When the military takes over all of the golf courses for military use, we might start to look like Fayetteville. Until then, it's not going to happen. The tastes of 60 year old retirees are significantly different than 19 enlisted soldiers.
I’m actually familiar with this project. It’s predominately single family homes and townhomes. The lots are pretty small, but there is dedicated parks/greenspace areas…..with trees I’m pretty sure. It’s an awesome location with great access to everything. It’s directly across the street from Longleaf and in front of Mid South – both of which have similar housing, as do Midland CC and Knollwood. These may be a little bigger than those, but the same idea of small lots with small houses. I don’t believe Midland and Knollwood are empty are they? You see this type of development with smaller homes, smaller yards, and shared greenspace in other nice communities where there is a lot of demand for housing. It's good use of space and is good for everyone else's property value that's in the vicinity - even Linda. And the reason there has been a decline in recent migration has more to do with the bad economy and northerners not being able to sell their house.
Don't the residents of National, Mid-South, Midland CC, and Talamore all have a single entrance/exit on to Midland Road with no stop light? Do those developments have more or less than 70 units? This isn't about traffic. This is about Nancy either being upset that she didn't buy a bigger lot. "Now that I live here, no one else can". If new housing isn't being built, that means your town isn't desirable. Be thankful.
The suggestion that The Dormie is the second best course in the state is laughable. It's a fine course, but not in the top 5 in the state. In my opinion, not top 5 in Moore County. Even more laughable is that the Elks Club is left off a list that includes Mid South, Legacy, and Seven Lakes. And Mid Pines is grossly underrated.
The criticism on this thread is a contender for most asinine I've seen on the pilot.com. Completely without merit and reflective of total ignorance.
Using public funds to build and maintain venues for "cultural and artistic opportunities" is a good idea. Using public funds to secure the artists and not charge the attendees is simply a terrible thing to do, and a terrible precedent to set.
So several local municipalities donated money for this despite the low % of the population that actually is interested, and now for those that are interested.....the tickets are free?? Is this a joke?
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