Dear Commissioners and Council members, We are writing regarding the rezoning (Z06-51) on Scott King Rd. across from Herndon Park, which will be discussed before the Planning Commission on March 13th, 2007. We are very concerned about the rapidly changing character of South Durham. It used to be a forested area providing habitat for many birds and small wild animals . With increasing urbanization and asphalting, these natural environments are being quickly lost. The process of development of Southampton across from Fairfield has been an eye opener with developers who are interested in making a quick buck with total disregard to the environmental problems of pollution, erosion, destruction of creeks and natural habitats. It was cut and burn at its worst. Several explosions across the road shook houses and broke flower pots in our neighborhood. The fire pit burnt for days, emitting a black plume of smoke. Please consider carefully the extent and implications of development, so that natural areas can be preserved, and the land is not laid barren by developers. Thank you!
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Jeffrey R Kenner, United States7 years ago Comments: Please keep our nature areas alive, it is what brought many of the homeowners to this area.
Sheree Kenner, United States7 years ago Comments: I too am concerned to see the extent of the deforestation in our area and the alarming number of strip malls being built in their place. Our focus should be on rehabilitating existing sites and, if new structures are required, then have mandates that a certain percentage of the habitat must be preserved. South Durham is rapidly becoming an eye sore like North Raleigh.
Alison Gardner, United States7 years ago
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