Displacing wildlife…….. Is this legal? Should we contact the DNR?
The construction and development of new apartments at the SW corner of Carmel Drive and Old Meridian Street is coming along as planed by the looks in these pictures taken on April 9, 2012. Everyone knows when the project is finished, this corner will look a lot “prettier”, but right now it’s an ugly duckling and always will be. It sticks out like a sore thumb. So, why don’t we make it really “prominent” and add five or six more floors to it and put a sign at the top that says “QUACK” with a picture painted showing a “smarting thumb” on all four sides of the bldg. Maybe the developer could add a penthouse on the top floor with an outdoor swimming pool, palm trees and a place to grow vegetables. I’m sure the workers at Kirk Furniture and the businesses on the east side of Old Meridian St. will enjoy looking out at that monstrosity of a building every day. Oh yes, and on the triangular out-lot on the south end next to the traffic circle , someone could build a McDonald’s to dress up that corner. The apartment tenants and surrounding businesses (except restaurants) and hotel would love such a fast food place. Mayor Brainard and his family could stop in for a “Big Mac” when they go grocery shopping at Meyers.
On the north side of this project, are we building a drainage pond for overflow or a place for our year round geese to swim, love and have little gooses? At the present time, I’m sure a surveyor would find that the bottom of the hole is only about one mile from the surface of the earth on the opposite side of the world. Any day now I expect to see a laundromat at the bottom of the hole with a sign saying “No Ticky – No Laundry”.
Please keep tuned in for further progress on this “Make Someone Rich” and help “Mayor Brainard’s Tax Issues” project.