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South Forsyth needs more greenspace

POSTED: March 9, 2014 8:02 a.m.

The methodology used to determine what “greenspace” a community demographically deserves easily depicts the Johns Creek/Big Creek/South Forsyth precincts deserving much more than the bucolic 64-acres Caney Creek Preserve provides today  — that “jewel” lying at the heart of where those “precincts” do intersect, where another 60-plus acres would be well-serving indeed.

And whereas immediately adjacent lands only remain “eligible” — “greenspace” candidates must be “un-developed,” “of unique topography,” “environmentally sensitive/harbor state waters” and most-importantly “subject to threat of development” — due the economic downturn of 2008, indeed that “threat” rears its ugly head again today

I’d hoped the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners would’ve considered this situation initially, and again when additional funds came  available for the incidental deferral of other greenspace bond listed “projects.” Alas, it has not.

Soon the people of Forsyth County will be asked to consider another “greenspace bond measure,” construed to procure what’s required of all future growth and development projected of all Forsyth County.

Perhaps the people will say “yes” in garner of what greenspace it truly deserves where.

Or reject it for where it does not.


Jack Gleason




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