Source: H/T Stephen Colbert.
Well done, Richardson. One hundred years from now, this acquisition will be looked back upon as the most significant action taken by Richardson in the early 21st century. That's just how valuable this large piece of heavily-wooded, undeveloped land in the middle of a growing urban area will be. With this move, Richardson comes down off my "On Notice" board.This evening, the Richardson City Council authorized a purchase/sale agreement and an economic development agreement clearing the way for acquisition of nearly 60 acres of land from Galatyn Properties Ltd. consisting of members of the Margaret Hunt Hill family. Acquisition of the four parcels, which adjoin the existing Spring Creek Nature Area, will enable the City to more than double the nature area’s current size.
Source: City of Richardson.
After the jump, a look back at my love affair with the Spring Creek Nature Area.
- Glaring Urban Failure
- Late Fall in the Spring Creek Nature Area (2010)
- Response to Concerns About US75/PGBT
- Un-Tree the Town, I Say
- Of Droughts and Trees
- Pedestrian Access to DART Stations
- How Far Will You Walk to DART?
- Rodger Jones Accused of Bigotry
- Alcohol and Coffee are your Friends
- Who is Encroaching on Nature Now?
- Spring Creek Equinox
- Say Goodbye to Spring Creek Farm
- "All the Beachfront on Renner"
- In Real Estate, Is Garbage a Selling Point?
Wow, before putting that list together, I hadn't realized just how often I lobbied for expansion of the Spring Creek Nature Area, always thinking my goal was quixotic. In future, the Spring Creek Nature Area will still be on my mind, but no longer on my worry list.