Where do we draw the line when it comes to city growth. Do we want to be Charlotte? Maybe Myrtle Beach?
There comes a time when city growth passes over a line of being beneficial, to becoming overcrowded and packed with nothing but offices and vacant buildings.
Long time residents can remember when you could get anywhere in the city in about 10-15 mins. Now you can spend that amount of time at red lights. You could ride a bicycle to the beach without ending up in the ER.
Growth is fine, to a point. Then the quality of life for residents begins to suffer.
Wilmington is at that point. Bigger does not mean better.
Tourist can find traffic congestion anywhere, and there's nothing that cant be found on the web, except the beach.
Maybe Wilmington should take a deep breath, consolidate what they have, and be satisfied that this area is still worth coming to.
Wilmington is special. But it won't be if we keep packing everything into the city limits. That's why people bought homes outside the city.
Residents should be happy and proud that they live in such an area.
However with forced annexation they are neither.
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