Last Sundays editorial, Recreation plan a good head start, talked about passive recreation. As a resident of Columbia County, I notice the green space is being swallowed up in the name of progress. While I am all for progress, one large parcel of green space behind Kroger in Evans, across from our new courthouse, will be just like all the other properties encompassing the Evans Town Center within a couple of years.
I understand that Doctors Hospital owns the land and has plans to develop or sell it. I wish there was some way our community could see the potential of this property not as an office building or retail shops, but as a place my kids can take their kids to fly a kite, attend Fire Fest, see a circus or just a place to run around.
It would be nice if our county commissioners could negotiate with Doctors Hospital to buy the property at a lower-than-market value or maybe even have the land donated to the county and find a way for the hospital to use it as a tax write-off.
Im almost 39, and I learned a long time ago that fairy tales dont come true. But just think if enough concerned citizens in Columbia County had the same fairy tale I had; who knows what could happen.
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