Sunday, March 11, 2012

Please Fight This!

The atrocity proposed by a private for-profit group on our city parkland/wetland

I wonder how much empty retail space is available withing a one mile radius of this park?  And only a little farther is Mt Berry Square which must be less than half full, and would surely be killed by this. This development would be larger than Riverbend Center, as you can see from the map below.. It would be built on public land sold at a big bargain, in my opinion, to the Ledbetter group. It would rob our children and grandchildren of this center city greenspace.

We do not need another strip mall in downtown Rome. It would much preferable to redevelop space already available and/or fill our mall, downtown and other strip malls. Draining and filling a downtown wetland for this purpose is very short-sighted. Please sign the petition. Please contact city leaders.

Here is a picture of part of the proposed parking lot.

Sign the petition to save our "Central Park" from irresponsible development.

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