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Warehouses are not what Cowetans want


  • By The Newnan Times-Herald
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  • May. 05, 2020 - 4:08 PM

Once again I read with dismay an article in the NTH about a large tract of land being zoned for a truck transfer warehouse.

While these facilities might bring jobs and economic plusses to the county, they are an environmental disaster. Acres of grass and trees are replaced with concrete and asphalt.

This results in huge areas of storm runoff and creates hot zone areas because there is little vegetation to cool things down.

Developers should be required to plant a certain amount of green space in and around the facility. Or how about placing solar panels on the acres of flat roofing to generate their own power?

Several years ago the county issued a survey about the future of Coweta County resulting in an overwhelming response to keep the rural feel of Coweta.

I don't think warehouses are what respondents had in mind. Instead, we are allowing our beautiful county to turn into South Fulton with its miles of huge, flat, ugly buildings.

Ellen G Lucy

Newnan