I’m no Luddite. I love progress as well as the next 21st century human. But I don’t like it when it comes to the environmental cost.
That’s why I’m going to post these photos again, after posting way back in 2010 and 2011 — to demonstrate this “progress” that is taking place near protected land reserves.
The recession must be over. I know because the last remaining non-protected areas of San Diego County are being bulldozed to make way for new housing. Developers — and their crooked San Diego politicians who demand tax money — are bound and determined to turn once pristine rural San Diego County into Orange County. Soon it’ll all be concrete from the Santa Clarita Valley to the Mexican border.
Disgusting. Guess I’m moving to the Bay Area — where they still care about preserving land. Look at Marin and the East Bay. Even some areas of Silicon Valley are still pristine (look at the land east of the 280 freeway).
2011: Land was bulldozed but NOTHING was ever built on the site. Instead it lay fallow for years.
2015: I just drove by this yesterday. And now development is really happening. This area is zoned for senior housing — so I expect to see high density apartment complexes going up in no time. This despite the fact they’re building another senior home a mere mile away — smack dab in a residential home area and between two schools. Not ideal. (Yes, I was part of a determined lot who protested this before the County Planning Commission, but to no avail.)
To hell with developers. (Yes, I know I’d have no condo if not for them but I’m on a roll.)