Nothing is real

Especially not real estate these days:

A berry patch near Loganville [GA] is under contract by a local developer who wants to turn the old strawberry field into retail and office buildings.

Crown Point Properties will go before the Municipal Gwinnett County Planning Commission at 7 p.m. Tuesday to request a zoning change to build the 94,200-square-foot complex outside the city of Loganville. The 10-acre parcel is part of some popular strawberry fields. Though the land is largely rural, the current zoning would allow mobile homes on the property.

Is this proposal greeted with unanimous enthusiasm? “Let me take you down,” say some folks:

On the other hand, some neighbors say they would rather see strawberry plants rising from the ground than a building. Thousands of people come to the area to pick the fruit at Washington Farms.

McGehee notes:

I looked through the entire article and didn’t see any sign that the owners of Washington Farms are being forced to allow the planned development to build on their strawberry fields. In fact it sounds more like the farm’s neighbors want to force the owners of Washington Farms to keep growing strawberries on their strawberry fields.

Yeah, but they’re just the owners: what rights do they have, anyway? Obviously this is nothing to get hung about.


  1. McGehee »

    5 November 2007 · 9:53 pm

    Incidentally, when I first saw the headline about a “berry patch” and saw in the lede that it was in Loganville, I wasn’t expecting strawberries.

  2. CGHill »

    5 November 2007 · 9:54 pm

    I get the same feeling around Cranbury, New Jersey.

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