The taxpayer-funded Grand Parkway (State Highway 99) extension will make many people happy. Proximity to transportation drives home-buying decisions. People eager to “get away from it all” will find the lure of saving 10 minutes on a longer commute irresistible. They will marvel at all the trees around them and speak with pride about their growing community in the forest.
It will also make the sand miners happy. It takes lots of sand to make concrete.
Developers and homebuilders will take advantage of lax regulations in Montgomery County to boost their profitability.
And the flooding, caused by all the environmental destruction, means that downstream residents get to remodel their homes. Or move farther out to avoid future flooding. At which point the cycle will repeat itself in a few years.
From a marketing point of view, it’s a perfect, perpetual production-consumption cycle. How could you possibly improve it?
Posted by Bob Rehak on 12/8/2019
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