it or not, Loop 202 coming through
We will have our Loop
202 whether we want it or not and if it is one-tenth of a mile south won't make
a bit of difference except for a few homes that shouldn't have been built
anyway. We will have high-pollution days in the foothills. Crime will double or
triple, as well. That's just the way it's going to be.
Jan. 14, 2006 12:00 AM
Every time I hear about the South Mountain Freeway, my blood begins to boil. We
live in the foothills and were made aware of the potential expressway when we
purchased our first home here 12 years ago. We're on our second one now and
we're still here. We chose to buy out of eye and ear of the corridor because of
the huge potential for this expressway.
Looking back a few years ago, when the tribes were looking to renew their rights
to casinos, we should, at that time, have picked out several needed
rights-of-way that we could have used over tribal lands and had them donated to
us in return for giving the tribes the rights to their precious casinos.
Of course, since it was such a good and practical common-sense idea, it fell on
deaf ears as do most common-sense ideas when you're dealing with government.
We were all made aware of the potential when we moved here and the people who
built on or near the corridor got a discount when they bought. If they didn't
negotiate a discount, they're just plain stupid.
It would be best to relax and try to find some enjoyment in what is inevitably
going to happen.