Editor’s Note: This letter is in response to a story published in “The Biz” section of the Traverse City Record-Eagle, regarding a development called “The Moorings,” near the intersection of M-22 and M-72. “A portion of the 40-plus acres of the property behind Tom’s West Bay Shopping Center has been stripped of trees to make way for 91 single-family homes,” notes the story by Dan Nielsen. Read the rest of it here.
Is “The Biz” section of the Traverse City Record-Eagle giving its readers the business or what? Its failure to challenge the developers’ shameless spin job on the ecological atrocity and alarming eyesore, The Moorings, was an insult to all of us who have been robbed of yet another scenic vista, not to mention the wildlife who once made homes there.
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“The Biz” allowed the developers free reign to pontificate on how their obliteration of an entire hill actually benefits the environment by ridding the land of “invasive species” and oh, by the way ( wink, wink!) makes room for a hundred or so McMansions from which those environmental crusaders profit.
As a long-time resident whose family goes back generations in Leelanau and Grand Traverse Counties, I find it increasingly irksome to tour our once beautiful area. The Meijer monstrosity has polluted Acme creek and covered our old sledding hill in concrete. Now, the very gateway to Leelanau County has been destroyed and the greedy people behind it expect accolades for their environmental efforts.
It’s enough to make one wonder just what or WHOM is the invasive species around here?
Jan K. Pezzi, Suttons Bay
Photo Credit: Jane Boursaw