What a concept. Sustainable Development in GT
Development in GT that allows the community of GT be as self sufficient as possible. Self Sufficient means not needing people to come to a Big Box Lowes to earn tax money to support GT City Hall's Needs. Self Sufficient means independent generation of Power, use of environmentally intelligent Building Methods, and Alternative Energy and Alternative Transportation methods. Self Sufficient means that fewer of our citizens will commute out of town for employment.
No, none of our planning and developments on the horizon are close to Sustainable Development. An interesting thought, but it won't do what the City Council and City Manager aspires to, INCREASED PROPERTY VALUES. This is their only concern lets not pretend otherwise.
We were closer to Sustainable Development when we still had working farms, lumber yards, and less focus on retail developments. We were closer when we could have a few chickens in each yard, or keep a goat, or cow at a near by ranch. GT has been running away from Sustainable Development for years. Don't let the use of the word make you think that it is even being given the slightest consideration. Just try and put up a wind mill in your yard, have a chicken or two, or worse yet install an alternative method of handling your waste products from your property. Try to disconnect from the Grid (Sewer, Water, Trash or Electric), and you will be given notice to evacuate the property. Try and drive an electric golf cart on Mt. Vernon or Barton Rd. you will be ticketed.