This has been a wonderful week for me, illustrating the “right track” that I’m on.
I discovered the NC Dot’s latest TIP map showing road improvements in the struggling east Durham area, and I visit a friend that is rehabbing a house next to his entrepreneurial business in the same neighborhood. I’m listing the home for sale and advising him on his area growth opportunities at the same time.
In my own depressed south side Durham neighborhood, I discover an historical document that has a notation about a little known natural feature (a cave) and its public use way back in 1867. My new project then will be to research this further to accumulate enough evidence as to why this spot should be protected from the University’s encroachment.
Then I read about a new endeavor in Triangle planning circles, called Realitycheck2009, which is big picture stuff – but still not big enough for me. So today I get even more jazzed up by reading about a high speed rail study that confirms my thoughts oh so many years ago. That there exists an intermediate distance at which the most efficient mode of transportation is NOT being provided to us. This will mostly likely be a subject that the Piedmont Atlantic Megaregion PAM, will take into consideration, hopefully with the support of the Triangle’s visionary business leadership.
When we combine all these pieces of information together we should be able to see that “The Places” around us ARE very important subjects to be considered, no matter how small or large.