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June 18, 2006

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Jill

I apologize for not reading the whole blog first since I have a selfish concern of my (our) own here. Hopefully our neighbors will get a chance to read our dilema here since they will be majorly affected. We have 12 acres on Drexel at what would be 32nd street. We are ready to move on since we are not young anymore. The city has grasped our property to suit what they want it used for - comercial developement. We are tagged a TIF district (more $$$ for the city)amoungst all residential. Granted we feel sorry for ourselves since the extremely narrow comercial definition will take a very long time for us to sell. But, it's our neighbors that I really feel sorry for. Commercial development in an all residential area means: higher Drexel traffic, all-night lighting, increased noise level, security issues and of course a business in your backyard. We have met with the Mayor and he is receptive to the property staying residential but there is a major obstacle - the planning and zoning board - even tho we invited a Franklin planner to tour the property and he sees our point of view too. These are 12 beautiful acres that will be thrown to the commercial dogs only to find a vacant building or business turn-over down the road as more desirable commercial locations that offer better access and signage come along. Remember Brookfield? Well Franklin is the new Brookfield and look how that got that got out of hand. I will say, there is the option of a single homeowner that can buy it, but with today's prices, it would be steep. I just don't know what the Franklin Fathers are thinking. They seem short staffed, short sighted and money hungry. Why is it that ever since NML came in no one is thinking straight???

Bryan

I think Jill may be the short sited one. I moved into Highview estates 8 years ago and there was a farm field and woods behind me then. Now 8 years later there is a sprawling subdivision called Crooked Creek (can't find the creek any more). I think if Jill had her way, Amos, Jed and the boys could still be brewing moonshine on the back 40 and all new houses would be log cabins. Yep, no development is good development, Yup.

Ron Rady

Farms are the back bone of all civilization. They dont have sidewalks. Some of us think that sidewalks devalue our property, increase taxes not ot mention the work to maintain them when we dont want the foot traffic they bring. I chose no sidewalks. you choose side walks. let compare property values. would you put them on both sides of the street or just one?
Would you have them lit up all night? would you like us to live in a box and have the goverment provide not only our health care but our life home and auto insurance? do you want to bus kids to schools that are better then where they live. There are no buses runnig where I live. I am free. you want me not to be.

Genevieve

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buddy

Where in the World is Jessica McBride?

What we have here is truly, “Failure to Communicate”

She seems to have gone the way of fellow right wing activist mover and shaker Todd Robert Murphy.

Remember Todd (my mother named me Todd Robert)?

Kingmaker, avid fund raiser for political insiders, panel member on the Belling Sunday morning show, a non indicted associate of many involved in the Bielinski “affair.” Some believe he was NGRR (Not Guilty by Reason of being Republican).

But back to Ms. McBride. I wonder what reason she gives the fertile young minds she fills with unbiased knowledge for her sudden cessation of blogging?

This, an election year, ripe with topics for columns full of her wit, wisdom, wishing, wondering and whitewashing but little from the Mistress of Spin but an occasional Henny Youngman one- liner accompanied by a link to someone else’s work.

John McCain goes from impossible recipient of the Republican nomination to the man that lost to the first African American President of the United States and Ms. McBride is not to be heard?

No comment on voter fraud/voter ID, Walker vs. Taylor or Gableman vs. Butler from the Mistress of Spin?

Truly, the silence IS deafening.

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Andre Stegplatten

I apologize for not reading the whole blog first since I have a selfish concern of my (our) own here. Hopefully our neighbors will get a chance to read our dilema here since they will be majorly affected. We have 12 acres on Drexel at what would be 32nd street. We are ready to move on since we are not young anymore.

imobiliarias alegrete

The city has grasped our property to suit what they want it used for - comercial developement. We are tagged a TIF district (more $$$ for the city)amoungst all residential. Granted we feel sorry for ourselves since the extremely narrow comercial definition will take a very long time for us to sell. But, it's our neighbors that I really feel sorry for. Commercial development in an all residential area means: higher Drexel traffic, all-night lighting, increased noise level, security issues and of course a business in your backyard. .

Town Planners

As a professional Town Planner myself this is what a Blog is all about. Here in the UK we are obviously restricted to areas and countryside but America should be the same regardless of land mass open area as population has massive effects. I love the sprawled out Blog and it has become an inspiration for us here in the UK to have something similar. Keep up the great writing and we look forward to returning in a few weeks again for a catch up.

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