Gary Evans: Lakes and profits

July 26, 2013 

Lakes and profits

I was struck by the juxtaposition of the three front-page stories in the July 17 edition of The Cary News.

The first was about a project being planned by Jim Goodnight’s Preston Development to create a new research center, 22,000 residences and associated businesses between the small town of Pittsboro and Jordan Lake.

The second story was about the folks who built homes on five or more acres on the east side of Jordan during the past 30 years. Many are now being driven out, if they can sell their land at all, by new expressways extending out from Cary and Morrisville.

Finally, there was an article about the poor water quality in the lake and the bleak prospects for legislation to protect it.

Do we really think upstream communities like Burlington and Greensboro will limit development while we put profits before quality?

Gary Evans


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