Sometimes I see development plans and I'm just like "barf, that's boring" but suck it up and write a post just so you know what's going on. I haven't been doing my real estate posting because there's really been nothing that's been interesting enough for me to give up a half hour to post.
Sometimes I try to put some spin on it or my own take like the low quality self storage plans at Green Hills and Old Tiffany Springs Road or Green Hills and Barry Road which is deforesting the Line Creek Valley as you read this. I guess with this case, I'll just point out like those self storage developments, we're getting more impervious pavement and the added tax benefit of stormwater fees and without buildings or employees.
If you haven't been on Old Tiffany Springs Road lately on your way to help keep Platte County afloat by helping pay off the Zona Rosa bonds, Honda of Tiffany Springs™ is expanding to the west.
They are building more car storage because apparently there isn't enough car inventory for sale in this country (did you that in 2015 know Missouri had 926 vehicles per 1000 people in the state?).
The parking lot will have some perious pavement that, in theory, is supposed to mitigate run-off and will have some landscaping to buffer it from the street.
Rather boring but it seems like folks are getting restless about the type of development that's starting to happen in the area as evidenced by two seperate petition drives.
We've got two citizen led iniatives with one wanting to build a park at Green Hills and 152 and another group that wants to preserve the heart of the Line Creek Valley.
Watching that KCTV5 report, I can't help but picture the hillside being bulldozed to build a parkway or a bunch of sports fields and think I'm glad I'm not the only one who cares about nature and places to enjoy it. I actually stumbled on a cluster of cardinals today that must be migrating around the area. They seemed to like Line Creek.