ReThink280 Updates Feb 17. 2010 | Comments (0)
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ALDOT's $800 million U.S. 280 Expansion Project will bypass vital business districts in the western section and create a commercial wasteland in the eastern section where established businesses thrive today. It will devastate real estate values in the historic residential neighborhoods west of I-459 and will harm the residential neighborhoods to the east tomorrow as business and development shift beyond Eagle Point. Tax revenues, property values, air and water quality, transit options, quality of life -- all will be diminished if this massive project is allowed to go forward.
The Birmingham metro region has grown past the point where ALDOT can build a project the size of the current concept and hope for a good outcome without regard to the surrounding communities, businesses, or future transit options. We can and we must do better.
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