Thursday, September 14, 2000
Report: Sprawl bad in Mason
Sierra Club deems area Ohio's worst in growth plans
By Ken Alltucker
The Cincinnati Enquirer
The Sierra Club will unveil a report today singling out Warren County's Deerfield Township/Mason area as the worst example of sprawl in Ohio.
It's part of a national report the Washington, D.C.-based environmental group will release naming smart and poor development choices in each state. Local Sierra Club officials and Mason-area residents will detail sprawl problems in Warren County, the second-fastest growing county in Ohio.
The purpose is to educate the public and policy-makers about the consequences of unplanned suburban sprawl, said Glen Brand, director of Sierra Club's Cincinnati chapter. We also want to let people know there are practical, smart-growth solutions to sprawling development.
Sierra Club officials will hold a news conference at 10:15 a.m. today at the site of a proposed mall in Deerfield Township.|
Mr. Brand would not say what developments the Sierra Club lists as poorly planned in Mason/Deerfield before a news conference to day at the site of the proposed Deerfield Mall.
Mr. Brand said Sierra Club officials will tout a Cleveland-area development as an example of smart growth.
Mr. Brand has noticed heightened awareness about problems associated with sprawl since 1998, when the Sierra Club listed Greater Cincinnati as having the fourth-worst sprawl problem in the nation.
He cited a vocal grass-roots effort to block Monroe's proposed mall as an example of successfully fighting unchecked growth.
In addition to environmental problems, sprawl can nip taxpayers, he said, through increased police and emergency services costs and new roads.
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