Be wary of developers
Published: Friday, January 17, 2003 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Friday, January 17, 2003 at 1:07 a.m.
I read with dismay the approval of not one, but two different large construction projects in Gainesville announced on or about Jan. 10.
The most offensive being the "Krystle (sic) Pines" subdivision on NW 43rd Street near Blues Creek.
It's bad enough that these South Florida developers, most of whom are originally from New York or New Jersey and who have no long-term commitment to the community, have pretty much destroyed and over-developed Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties. But now they have turned their sights toward us.
Whether they can't spell or have very bad taste, (or a combination of both), I truly wish they would leave us be up here in our beautiful part of Florida.
At this rate, I fear that if we are not careful, we'll just be another spoiling ground for them as they make their way elsewhere with their pockets full of money.
Citizens of North Central Florida, if you want this area to stay the way it is and not turn into another large metropolitan area, along with the crime, pollution and crowds that come with it, please do all that you can to legally stop these developers.
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