Save Echo Farms
I've noticed new signs along our roads here in Wilmington with the words "Save Echo Farms" so I thought I would address that issue. According to the Star News in Wilmington, there is a proposed housing development on the green space of Echo Farms Golf Course that would bring in more than 200 single family homes, and 400 multifamily homes to the area. Am I opposed of this development? Yes, and no. I have lived in Wilmington for 13 years, and have witnessed this city explode. I have fed my family as a direct result of the population growth by being a Realtor here in Wilmington. However, I fell in love with Wilmington because of it's small town feel, abundance of trees, proximity to the ocean and Cape Fear River and culture. As time has gone on, I have noticed many acres of green space cleared and apartment building or residential community come in its place. I know for a fact that when new construction comes to a certain area, existing property values decline. I think our roads are too congested, and our schools are over crowded. So, this topic for me, has both negative and positive points. What are your thoughts?