Just another reason to hate developers

January 30th, 2007

I know it’s fashionable among my fellow conservative-leaning bloggers to elevate commerce above all else, viagra canada doctor but I absolutlely despise developers.

They turn farmland and forest into souless, treeless, worthless McMansions.

And now, they’re even threatening Wisconsin’s future economic potential.

So go ahead and tell me how development has to keep going no matter what, but don’t come crying to me when Ashland is covered in asphalt and Door County is dipped in concrete.

Entry Filed under: Milwaukee,Observations

4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Nick  |  January 30th, 2007 at 6:30 am

    One of the things that really bothered me about that article is how the only ever mentioned statistics about farming real estate, and never agricultural output. Over the years, farmers have become really good at getting more crops out of less land. So maybe they were being more efficient, and just didn’t need it, in which case why not get rid of the land?

    Oh wait, maybe they didn’t mention that because it didn’t fit the doom and gloom premise of the article.

  • 2. Exactly  |  January 30th, 2007 at 8:07 am

    It won’t sound as charming when we are merely replacing farmland that is producing a sub-standard fuel additive with neighborhoods where children can live and play.

  • 3. Administrator  |  January 30th, 2007 at 8:28 am

    One of the reasons I moved to Wisconsin was because of the beauty of the farms.

    Now you can drive from downtown to Oconomowoc and see some franchised store or restaurant almost every inch of the way.

    No one ever said “what a lovely field of condos.”

    Wisconsin has some of the best farmland on earth and we’re steadlily burying it under parking lots.

    Do we really need another Chucky Cheese? Must we trade silos for strip malls? Defend it all you want, but I really believe a little more beauty goes out of the world every time a bulldozer starts its engine.

  • 4. jp  |  February 1st, 2007 at 4:46 pm

    Your hate is misplaced.
    Greedy communities are to blame.

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