Farewell, wetlands

I recently had the misfortune of sitting through a village of Flat Rock Board of Adjustments meeting where it was decided that the developer could build houses in a beautiful wetlands area. I am certain the village would disagree that this was the decision they were voting on, but nevertheless this will be the outcome.

What was particularly interesting to me was the way in which the developer and his supporters co-opted the words “sustainable,” “real place” and “nurturing and healing” to describe his subdivision in the wetlands. Like so much marketing blather, those words no longer [hold] meaning for me. It is disappointing.

— Tom Robertson
Asheville

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3 thoughts on “Farewell, wetlands

  1. Ann Swanson

    Tom,

    Thank you for voicing your opinion on such an important subject and I couldn’t agree more. I have been to the village council meetings and noticed that developers will say anything to be allowed to further their financial interest on small property which otherwise should be perserved. It is sad to see such a beautiful piece of land be turned into cookie cutter housing. Soon, what was once a beautiful area to live, will now be over developed.

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