Development Thoughts

I’m a city girl and do not automatically hate new development. That said …

• I think that when someone wants to build a residential complex outside the core urban area, it either needs to be in walking distance of (at minimum) a grocery store and drugstore, or else the developer needs to include (at minimum) a grocery store and drugstore as part of their site plan. We seriously have to start reducing the need for car trips.

• Also, all of our roads need either wide sidewalks or bike lanes. No more roads that are only safe by automobile.