SpringHills could be beneficial

Published: Wednesday, January 31, 2007 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, January 31, 2007 at 2:17 a.m.
A major and overlooked benefit of the proposed new SpringHills shopping area is that it will siphon off a good deal of traffic that now chokes roads around the Oaks Mall and Newberry Road. That's because Gainesville is badly under-stored and needs an alternate place to shop. In addition, the county can use the new tax base.
Of course, residents around SpringHills should have a say in the road complex to be developed in a sparsely populated area. But should those interests be allowed to dominate? Way back when the Oaks Mall was proposed, "Not-In-My-Backyard" became a battle cry against it. Fortunately, the Oaks Mall is with us today because the needs of the larger community prevailed.

Bill Pepper,


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