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Old 07-27-2010, 02:42 PM
 
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They even added a rep from McCormick County. I cant say I blame Columbia or the Alliance for this one.. I think the blame lies at the intersection of HWY 15 and HWY 378
you blame McLaughlin Ford?
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Old 07-27-2010, 03:08 PM
 
Location: Columbia, South Carolina
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However cities link up and feed off of each other, sprawl is the enemy.
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Old 07-28-2010, 01:38 PM
 
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you blame McLaughlin Ford?

No not quite.. I was trying to reference the main entrance into the City of Sumter
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Old 07-28-2010, 09:39 PM
 
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I realize that sprawl is probably a four-letter word to most reading this, but wouldn't sprawl be preferable to undeveloped rural wasteland? At least sprawl represents development and progress, even if it's not as optimal as urban development would be. It still provides jobs, opportunities, and conveniences that rural stretches don't. Just a thought...
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Old 07-29-2010, 04:49 AM
 
Location: Columbia, South Carolina
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That comment shows absolutely no respect for wilderness and nature. Woods and open land between major cities provide scenery that SC had better hope sticks around. "Undeveloped rural wasteland" - That's a hard pill for this grandson, nephew and cousin of farmers to swallow.
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Old 07-29-2010, 07:44 AM
 
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I realize that sprawl is probably a four-letter word to most reading this, but wouldn't sprawl be preferable to undeveloped rural wasteland?
maybe for the people who stand to profit off development, sure.

but for the average person, we pay for sprawl with higher property taxes, higher sales taxes, higher water and sewer rates, costs to surface water quality, road congestion, erosion of a sense of community..

and not to mention, rural areas are not "wastelands." they may look that way, with the amount that people around here litter, or illegally dump old appliances in the woods.
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Old 07-29-2010, 09:00 AM
 
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I realize that sprawl is probably a four-letter word to most reading this, but wouldn't sprawl be preferable to undeveloped rural wasteland?
Just because land is undeveloped, how does that make it "wasteland"?
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Old 07-29-2010, 11:56 AM
 
Location: Columbia, SC
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I realize that sprawl is probably a four-letter word to most reading this, but wouldn't sprawl be preferable to undeveloped rural wasteland? At least sprawl represents development and progress, even if it's not as optimal as urban development would be. It still provides jobs, opportunities, and conveniences that rural stretches don't. Just a thought...
I guess it would if you think development is more important to the environment. I favor dense, urban development because it has the least impact on overall land use. If you can house 1 million people in 50 square miles, it is much preferable to housing 1 million people in 5000 square miles. The other 4950 square miles may be used for agriculture, recreation, park land or a nature preserve. The 1 million people in 50 square miles would also make public transportation much more reliable, save gas, oil, etc.
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Old 07-29-2010, 04:02 PM
 
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Just because land is undeveloped, how does that make it "wasteland"?
I'm not saying that all rural areas are wastelands. I have no problem with rural areas per se. Everything can't be urban, nor would we want it to be.

My point is that some rural areas which are struggling would probably be better off as sprawl. I think about the areas with 20% or more unemployment, in ruin because there are very few jobs and families can't pay their bills. I would think most of those people would be fine with sprawl if it meant more money pumped into their struggling economy, more jobs, and a general higher quality of life for the residents of their town.
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Old 07-29-2010, 04:16 PM
 
Location: Columbia, South Carolina
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Abandoned rural buildings that aren't salvageable should be torn down, and places should take inventory of their assets and go from there.

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