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Don’t spoil our precious land
I felt Barbara Allen’s comment regarding the “Walmart deal gets sweetened” was right on! The first time I drove past the IKEA store, I was aghast that such a large building took up so much space. Now Walmart is planning on building a shopping mall! What is Richmond coming to?
We need to think beyond spoiling our precious land with more buildings, or creating more jobs.
What about encouraging farmers and considering where our food will come from?
We have a duty to the earth on which we live. We are like a farmer who inherits from his father a great area of fertile land, a land which either becomes fruitful and beautiful with useful plants and trees that bring forth luscious food. Also to care for our wild life. Or it can go to waste with too many buildings and cars.
We’re encouraged to hike, walk and breathe in the fresh air, but then you are taking away the necessary spaces we need to do this. Once we developed all of our green space, you can’t reverse it. Delta gave away so much precious land, is Richmond going to follow? Every liveable city needs great public places.