A Little More on Near-Upstate Overdevelopment
The day after I posted a proposed solution to over-development issues in the portions of Upstate New York closest to New York City, both the New York Times and the Poughkeepsie Journal had articles on the subject. They are worth a read if you are interested in what people are concerned about elsewhere in the state. From the Journal:
"Increasingly I see it. You look up on a hill or a mountain and all of a sudden there are houses there that weren't there before. It feels like New Jersey. It's worrisome," said Carolyn Torella, a lifelong Dutchess County resident who lives in LaGrange. "I appreciate the landscape and the beauty of the area. It's a shame to see it go so quickly. My hope is there can be some middle ground between open space and development."
As population explodes, land preservation fight ensues
The Hudson Valley like New Jersey? Things are tough up there!
From the Times:
"It has been more than a century since New York State created Adirondack Park, an expanse of rugged mountains and lakes that was, from the beginning, recognized for its magnificent scenery...Today, the park is clearly back in vogue, as shown by a spate of home building and boutiques peddling twig furnishings. While local officials embrace the boom for its anticipated tax windfall, environmental groups and others are anxious that New York’s great wilderness is becoming overdeveloped."
Adirondacks Are Hot. That’s Good. Or Not.
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