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It can't be that simple

If it's as simply as pointing a finger at the city councel for making a bad choice by continuing to develop instead of improving what has already been built .... why arn't more people pointing to make this happen? It does not take an inteligent person to see this town's compacity has been exceeded. Simply driving 10 miles from one point of the wilmington triangle to another takes 45 minutes on an average day. However, the streets are another issue. My opinionated discussion of the day is this; New Hanover County is considered one of the most Naturally beauitful, well known places on the Eastern United States. I know this for a fact because i do stock photography and have been contacted by several stock agencies over the winter for "destination Wilmington" images to sell to this years travel magazines. What makes this area so wonderful is being destroyed by developing. In addition to housing, buildings like PPD downtown is constructed very well if it where placed in the Mytle Beach area but how does having a building like that contribute to our cities title "Historic Downtown". Isn't the historic aspect what makes downtown stand out from others? I see more like it poping up in the next few years now that the standard has been reset to larger construction and soon it will simply be "Downtown" like any other city. The Point ... who do we need to pay to keep people from building and start putting more funding into the wast management funds? I'm a photographer here in wilmington. I've been hired many times to go up in helicoptors and photograph land for developers. What bothers me isn't that they're building it's where. The last job i had was for building over marsh land. When i asked the developer "isn't that illigal" ... he responded with "depends on the price tag". I was quoted 10 years/2 billion dollars for the project in question. The plan was to build board walks over the mash to avoid the politics. In my oppinion that's just as bad as bringing in bulldozers. I ended the last job with a conversation on how my favorite creek for catching bait between Wilmington and Carolina Beach was to be turned into a caneo park for tourist to help sell the land beside the marsh for housing. Someone better do somthing or This beautiful place will be North Carolina's Myrtle Beach.


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