I am dismayed by the disregard for the growth plans that were approved, but clearly did not mean anything to me as a resident in the Sherrills Ford/Terrell region. I don’t object to growth, but we don’t have roads that can support it and wont for years.
We elect the same politicians over again, but Raleigh seems to not give any consideration to our infrastructure needs. As voters, we are taken for granted.
It is important to consider environmental issues if we are to achieve this growth. I can see fields upon fields filled with clear-cut land and charcoal roofs. An engineer once told me that a lighter roof is better for the environment than one with a darker roof. The LEED certified roof of the new Sherrills Ford/Terrell Library is now in place. It is very light. Why is this so important and why don’t all the mega-rich developers know it? The lighter roof isn’t that much more costly. It has been installed on four houses and I am very satisfied.
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We also know that carbon capture by trees is the most cost-effective and efficient way to do so. The trees are being removed. I understand that trees must be removed in order to create large areas of high density. For aesthetic and environmental reasons, it would be possible to keep a small number of mature trees in selected areas.