PAVED PARADISE AND PUT UP A PARKING LOT – THE FATE OF CEDAR CREEK

We will soon know whether this is to be the fate of the Cedar Creek area. Last week’s hearings have not resolved anything and have, unfortunately, pushed the issue to the back burner somewhat. Just what the Bodenhafers surely wanted.

ACRES is making a valiant effort to save the acreage; however, the price will be high, if not out of sight. The Bodenhafers have, over the years, bought up pretty much the entire corner between Coldwater, Chapman Road, and Richey Lane. And, they astutely bided their time waiting for the proper moment and situation to occur which would allow them to exploit the development potential of the land.

The information contained on the Allen County GIS website shows the following information and values for the properties:

Parcel No.

Acreage

Value

 

 

 

02-02-03-300-008.001-057

20.02

$ 11,100

02-02-03-100-014.000-057

20.00

$ 10,300

02-02-03-300-003.000-057

21.98

$ 21,500

02-02-03-300-002.000-057

20.49

$ 23,400

02-02-03-300-007.001-057

20.26

$ 16,500

02-02-03-300-008.000-057

20.01

$ 19,600

 

 

 

 

122.76

$102,400

I truly hope that the ACRES representative will be able to somehow work out a deal with the Bodenhafers, but, let’s face it, looking at the undeveloped values provided on the GIS site and knowing the land will be worth hundreds of thousands if not millions in a developed state provides little hope that aesthetics will trump greed.

How many “parking lots” will be thrust upon us before we say enough is enough and finally wage real battles to save paradise?

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About Charlotte A. Weybright

I own a home in the historical West Central Neighborhood of Fort Wayne, Indiana. I have four grown sons and nine grandchildren - four grandsons and five granddaughters. I love to work on my home, and I enjoy crafts of all types. But, most of all, I enjoy being involved in political and community issues.
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One Response to PAVED PARADISE AND PUT UP A PARKING LOT – THE FATE OF CEDAR CREEK

  1. J. Q. Taxpayer says:

    It will continue to happen as long as us voters return the same people to office. They got into office often with the funds raised or given to them by the very people they appoint to these boards. You see it in the city as well as the county! So get a block of cheese out to go along with all of our wining

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