Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Great Wall of China not welcome in Jacksonville

It is always amusing to see citizens mobilize against the nefarious economic forces that want to pull a fast one. The unnamed lady (sixth paragraph) has the most powerful geometric objection to the storage facility.
Julington Creek residents voice apprehension about storage facility
6/20/2007, TIFFANY PAKKALA, The St. Augustine Record

Carrabas. A movie theater. A post office.

There are plenty of neighbors Julington Creek Plantation residents said they would like to have.

A 75,000-square-foot self-storage facility isn't one of them.

That's the message that more than 100 residents of the master-planned community brought Tuesday to a meeting with Ash Properties. The company has plans to put a three-story, climate-controlled storage building within Julington Creek...

[Julington Creek resident, David Taus] pointed out that the 35-foot-high building will be just 15 feet from the sidewalk.

"It will be like walking right next to the Wall of China!" one woman cried out...
[Ash Properties Vice President Randall] Whitfield said his company has already met with neighbors in the nearby South Bridge townhouses, and they gave Ash a relatively "good response."

But then Annette Winter, who lives in one of the town homes, spoke up.

"I was at that meeting, and there were only two other people there," she said, adding that none in attendance approved of the storage building.

Also lovely is Annette Winter, demolishing Whitfield's attempt at sleight of hand. Way to go, Annette!

1 comment:

  1. Comment: this Great Wall lady probably won the day.


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