Why Pave Paradise?
When I read of the plans to build a mega-complex in Southern Pines, I wondered how on Earth this could be considered one of the best for 2012.
I cannot understand how the council would vote 4-1 to build this “planned development” without any sort of impact or feasibility study.
Saying that such an approval is OK because studies have never been required in the past is a most unprofessional way to support a decision.
Every time I drive about town, I am confronted with multiple vacant buildings and housing developments that are on hold. Even more, many of the establishments that are occupied seem to change tenants on a regular basis, and the number of working golf courses is continuously changing.
This project is huge. How on Earth can this be built “hoping” that when it is finished, masses will flock to this area? Surely the Town Council will take another look at this choice considering the economic factors of today.
Such a development reminds me of the song from some years back about paving paradise by cutting down the trees and putting in parking lots.
If this plan does go forward, and heaven forbid it happens, please include a Target. We need a better place to shop than Walmart.
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