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Sunday, September 07, 2008

Do more than just take Harbor Shores at its word

HP 9/6/08

Editor,

In a recent letter Michael Kinney claims that my reasons for opposing the taking of 22 acres of Jean Klock Park for private development are misleading (“Klock plan critics too often are misleading,” Wednesday). He tells us our park can be just like Silver Beach, jam-packed with thousands of people visiting each week, and encourages us to browse the Harbor Shores Web site in order to “clearly understand” the project.

I took his advice. There are images of a quiet, secluded beach with a couple strolling along the shore, a family of four picnicking alone or a lone sailboat at sunset. These are the views Harbor Shores officials say they must have to lure rich golfers, prospective exclusive homebuyers and investors. Who is being misled, and by whom?

Mr. Kinney says that the dunes will not be touched, yet the conversion proposal clearly states that “open,” “forested” and “grassy” duneland will be replaced with golf greens. He says that the three holes will replace an “ugly” parking lot and “unusable” wetlands. Actually, only about half of the parking lot will be replaced, and it is only a small fraction of the land in question. The existing parking lot is discreetly situated behind the dunes and does not affect the view. The conversion puts a new parking lot between the dunes and the lake, which will be truly ugly.

Protected wetlands are supposed to be “unusable,” except by birds and other wildlife, as well as people who appreciate unspoiled nature. Maybe Mr. Kinney needs to do more research beyond Harbor Shores’ promotional materials. I suggest he go to www.protectjkp.com.

Scott Elliott Benton Harbor

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Scott how often do you go to the park. If you go a lot then you are one of about 20 who I see at that park. Do you really care about the wildlife or are you just trying to bitch about something. Harbor Shores is going to change the face of this county and the city of benton harbor. This project will make Jean Klock Park a place like no other place around this county. And people like you want to ruin it. Someone who does not go there and even look at the wildlife. Get a job or Get a life and quit about Harbor Shores. Wheather you like it or not, the project will go forward and the City will be better off.

Thanks

wes

Anonymous said...

Wetlands used to be called swamp. Rain forest was called jungle. Who is spinning whom?

Besides, 42.7 percent of all statistics are made up on the spot.