Be­ware draw­backs of overde­vel­op­ment

The Palm Beach Post - - OPINION: THE DEBATE STARTS HERE - LET­TERS@ PBPOST.COM

Are we, the cit­i­zens of Palm Beach and ad­join­ing coun­ties, look­ing out for our own best in­ter­est as we ap­prove mas­sive hous­ing de­vel­op­ments, al­low im­mense con­crete con­do­mini­ums and con­sider lur­ing Ama­zon to set up its sec­ond head­quar­ters? The an­swer is no.

All you have to do is spend time in Tampa, Or­lando or Mi­ami to see the re­sults of un­con­trolled devel­op­ment. Sit in those ubiq­ui­tous traf­fic jams. Bounce along the roads that have gone un­re­paired. Lis­ten to city and county lead­ers try to ex­plain the un­ten­able pro­pos­als to fix their lack of plan­ning.

Slow down. Fix the cur­rent prob­lems. Care­fully lay out the plan for the fu­ture. GE­ORGE BIEBERBACH, NORTH PALM BEACH

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