I'm always surprised by how much some people don't want to accept the fact that Wilmington has grown and continues to do so. Between the old oak trees and the fountain further down Market St we seem to have "stopped" somewhere in time.
The fountain has been there since the early 1900s - the trees are 50 years old? At least?
C'mon folks, even the most ardent preservationist has to agree that the growth that HAS taken place has rendered these two sections of Market st a public hazard. What was once a cozy road to drive down has now morphed into a 4 lane race track. Heck we even put a barrier new NH High School so students couldn't cross that street - they have to walk OVER it. When that was done we should have thought about the cars.
No - it's way past the time for these improvements.
Remove ALL the trees and replant using much smaller ornamentals (or just remove them period).
Then remove the fountain and relocate it to Bellamy Mansion - or down town (near River Walk?)
Folks this is Highway 17 - the 1200 mile long, INTERSTATE road! To have fountains in the middle or trees falling down into it is an embarrassment to this city.
I'm all FOR trees - but this is ridiculous
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