CMRivdogs Posted January 13, 2022 Share Posted January 13, 2022 This has been on my mind for a few weeks now. I live in an area that is experiencing a bit of growth. New subdivisions are spring up around the area. We're basically between two metropolitan areas and like most places the suburbs/exurbs are spreading. The latest controversy is over a area of what was once formerly farm land. The owners have passed on and their children live out of the area. It's right off the interstate, and in what is still a fairly rural area. There are a couple of major subdivisions within a mile or so from the exit. The family wants to have the land rezoned for multi use. The proposal includes a business/warehouse park. (That is another one nearby that is about 20 years old and has several vacant buildings). Also for shopping and more housing. A proposal for a truck stop was dropped from the original plan. It has raised the ire of long time residents who want to keep the rural flavor of the area. I understand and respect the opponents side of the issue, but also wonder if its fair to deny the heirs a chance to gain from the sale of the land. If nothing happens the land will remain fallow, and eventually will become a big eyesore as weeds take over where corn and wheat used to grow. The heirs are also stuck with the expense of taxes. While I don't want to see growth just for the sake of growth. Not to mention potential traffic issues. I'm not sure keeping the land empty is the correct approach either. Where does free enterprise end and nimbyism take over? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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