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KEA Issues Call To Arms re: Black Rock North

Jai Nelson, representing the Coalition for Positive Rural Impact at Rockford Bay & Loff’s Bay, the group that opposes the Black Rock Development, is one of the many who are concerned with the seemingly uncontrolled loss of rural land taking place in Kootenai County. “Its been said, if you don’t know where you are going, any road will take you there. And where is Kootenai County going? I strongly believe we are at a fork in the road. Before we move ahead with continued thoughtless urban sprawl and more exclusive, affluent gated communities we need to evaluate the potential consequences. We are at the crossroads, its time to revisit the compass heading,” Nelson said.

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Question: I’m writing an editorial re: the outbreak of high-end rural developments. Realistically, you can’t slam the door on them, if they meet zoning requirements. So, what do you do? Slap tons of conditions on them to reduce their impact? Welcome them with open arms? What?


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