Progress

We’ve lived here for twenty years with woods between us and the state road behind our house. Last year, a sign went up announcing the land was for sale for building lots. Last week, this tractor arrived. It’s not done much except for some test pits. We’d love to have the land remain woods, but I fear builders will shop up this spring.

22 thoughts on “Progress

  1. photobyjohnbo

    Hopefully, the successful developers will keep the natural beauty of the place in mind and work it into their plans.
    One of the reasons we are leaving Buckeye is that the growth it is seeing is now encroaching on our space. We are in a developed community but desert and farmland were all around us when we bought. In the last decade, it’s been eaten up by developers, and we are looking for wider open spaces again.
    Good luck, Chris, I am interested in following what is happening in your neighborhood.

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  2. David P.

    This is not how I define progress especially if it diminishes the quality of life. By the way, don’t local residents (who might be impacted by the development) have the right to testify before the planning commission? It might be apropos to quote Joni Mitchell:

    They took all the trees, and put ’em in a tree museum
    And they charged the people a dollar and a half to see them
    Don’t it always seem to go
    That you don’t know what you got ’til it’s gone
    They paved paradise, and put up a parking lot

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    1. milfordstreet Post author

      I think of that song often. I thought we were to get notice also. They may still be in the planning phases. The community has kept out some large multi-family complexes but a few homes here and there are more difficult especially if the only reason is that it ruins my view.

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  3. Garfield Hug

    Aww, I can feel the loss of the wooded areas already! Economic growth cannot be withheld and along with it comes building lots. I can imagine the loss of tranquility in the woods. Protect Mr Scarecrow and friends! I can see a lot of snowfall still. Winter is not over yet?

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  4. Sarah

    Damn! I think you didn’t mention this on IG, or I wouldn’t have joked around about being snowed in. 😦 I really hope they’ll let lots of trees stand between the new houses. Woods are so important, but then around here we’re very short on flats and such, people would also want to sacrifice the woods for new building space – sigh.

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