Palmer residents riled by project : T...

Palmer residents riled by project : The Morning Call Online

There are 16 comments on the The Morning Call story from May 8, 2007, titled Palmer residents riled by project : The Morning Call Online. In it, The Morning Call reports that:

More than 80 residents crowded into the Palmer Township meeting room Monday night to urge supervisors to take action against a proposed 1.2 million-square-foot warehouse development in neighboring Lower ...

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Know where you live

Bethlehem, PA

#1 May 8, 2007
Wow, all of a sudden a development pops up and the not in my backyard types are at it. I bet this land was designated for warehousing for years. Why did these people move there if they did their homework? Now, all of a sudden they want to waste tax dollars fighting another community for something that has been on the books for years. Anyone want to bet that this project will happen despite the Palmer residents' concerns?
Common sense

Northampton, PA

#2 May 8, 2007
The sad part is that they are way off what the "real" issue is - the complete and total overdevelopment of the Lehigh Valley. If someone does not get some foresight right now, the Lehigh Valley is going to end up looking like New Jersey. It's a slow, subtle, "slash and burn" campaign to gobble up every remaining piece of green with a parking lot or warehouse.
ROCKOROCK

Philadelphia, PA

#3 May 8, 2007
Common sense wrote:
The sad part is that they are way off what the "real" issue is - the complete and total overdevelopment of the Lehigh Valley. If someone does not get some foresight right now, the Lehigh Valley is going to end up looking like New Jersey. It's a slow, subtle, "slash and burn" campaign to gobble up every remaining piece of green with a parking lot or warehouse.
AMEN TO THAT WHAT DO THESE PEOPLE HAVE AGAINST NATURE?
Where do YOU live

Easton, PA

#4 May 8, 2007
Let me guess, you are not originally from the area. Some larger city dweller, come to the LHV because we offer jobs, less expensive housing, and taxes. You come to an area, established with long term residents who actually give a darn about their families, their homes, and with hope their grand children. Take your sarcasm, bad attitude, and ignorance back to where'st you came. You are not welcome here.
Know where you live wrote:
Wow, all of a sudden a development pops up and the not in my backyard types are at it. I bet this land was designated for warehousing for years. Why did these people move there if they did their homework? Now, all of a sudden they want to waste tax dollars fighting another community for something that has been on the books for years. Anyone want to bet that this project will happen despite the Palmer residents' concerns?
Palmer vs Nazareth

Brooklyn, NY

#5 May 8, 2007
I sincerely feel bad for the homeowners affected...
But...
Wasn't Palmer ready to approve a horse racing track within a stone's throw of Nazareth Middle School? How do you think those of us in Nazareth felt about that!
Know the System

United States

#6 May 8, 2007
If anybody thinks they can stop a new development in its tracks when the developer has the zoning behind him, think again. From the MC report, this appears to be a done deal because no developer would propose a project like this without the zoning. Know where you live makes some good points. The time to fix development problems is BEFORE a project is proposed. Go to your supervisors now and request/demand massive rezonings to STOP this over development. Again, waiting until a project to happen is too late.
LN does not care

Kernersville, NC

#7 May 8, 2007
Lower Nazareth is known for changing original plans. They do not care about their own township, so why would they care about another. Look at what they did on Hanoverville Rd. They make decisions without telling the residents. They are distoying LN!
resident of oxford drive

Allentown, PA

#8 May 8, 2007
listen, we did do our homework 4 years ago when we moved in, and yes we did know that it was zoned light industrial. Tell me- do you think a 1.2 million square foot warehouse is considered light industrial? It will be over 4 feet high. Over 750 homes can fit INSIDE of the warehouse. I think it would be different if you were one of the houses....come to think of it, do you want to buy my house? A warehouse will be 500 feet from the back of my property, and the developers want to put the ground buffer on 10 feet of MY PROPERTY. I think we have every right to be upset.
resident of oxford drive

Allentown, PA

#9 May 8, 2007
we asked Lower Nazareth officials if we could rezone the property- and they said no. I am thinking that lower nazareth is only thinking of the money. We are like parentless children, lower nazareth doesn't care because we are palmer township (although some of our tax dollars go to lower nazareth because we are in nazareth school district), and palmer cannot do anything because the building is in lower nazareth.
resident of oxford drive

Allentown, PA

#10 May 8, 2007
you are absoultely right...if this does go in, we are moving, and definately not into lower nazareth. They have been rude and unprofessional durring this whole ordeal. They did not allow the residents to finish expressing their concerns at the first meeting.
resident of oxford drive

Allentown, PA

#11 May 8, 2007
We do live in nazareth school district, and as a mother with children ready to enter school- I was not happy about that either.
Where do YOU live

Easton, PA

#12 May 9, 2007
Did it happen? I didn't think so. Tell you what, Palmer will suggest putting the trucking depot next to Nazareth Middle School. Good solution? Not really. Drive behind an 18 wheeler on the highway for 24 hours, leave your car windows open and your air vent on fresh, then tell me what you think about a 24 hour truck depot in a residential area.
Palmer vs Nazareth wrote:
I sincerely feel bad for the homeowners affected...
But...
Wasn't Palmer ready to approve a horse racing track within a stone's throw of Nazareth Middle School? How do you think those of us in Nazareth felt about that!
Palmer vs Nazareth

Brooklyn, NY

#13 May 9, 2007
Where do YOU live wrote:
Did it happen? I didn't think so. Tell you what, Palmer will suggest putting the trucking depot next to Nazareth Middle School. Good solution? Not really. Drive behind an 18 wheeler on the highway for 24 hours, leave your car windows open and your air vent on fresh, then tell me what you think about a 24 hour truck depot in a residential area. <quoted text>
The Palmer Board did not stop the racetrack...a poor business plan combined with the threat of outraged citizens and state-level elected officials did. I do not recall anyone on the Palmer board coming out publically against that racetrack.

Why are you angry at me - I said I sincerely feel sorry for you guys. The issue is elected officials not serviving the average citizen - people who work hard and spend their live's earnings buying a house and working hard to ensure safe and adequate schooling. I do not like what is happening development-wise in LN, but that is why I moved to Bushkill Township instead. And I did not buy land that bordered LN. That was not an accident...

Face it, the new Regional Plan will cause even more development in LN...it isn't good or bad, it just is what it is. How many of those planning meetings did you go to? I went to several, so this is not surprising to me. Some township has to absorbe the growth...LN offered/was selected. The point I tried to make in my original was that it is a little self-serviing of the Palmer board to get up in arms about this development in LN given their silence on the racetrack...all they saw were the $$$$ the track would bring them. Shame on them...now their citizens will pay the price as LN throws them the cold shoulder back.

From the school of cliches:

Two wrongs do not make a right, but Palmer threw the first stone...
Brentwood

Philadelphia, PA

#14 May 9, 2007
Our neighborhood is safe, friendly and a wonderful place to raise our children . Anyone who lives in a place with the same qualities can relate to our feelings . The real problem is that these important qualities are not on the list of priorities when these decisions are made . Think about it, it may be coming your way soon .
Palmer PA

Allentown, PA

#15 May 9, 2007
Know where you live wrote:
Wow, all of a sudden a development pops up and the not in my backyard types are at it. I bet this land was designated for warehousing for years. Why did these people move there if they did their homework? Now, all of a sudden they want to waste tax dollars fighting another community for something that has been on the books for years. Anyone want to bet that this project will happen despite the Palmer residents' concerns?
[ Many of these people have lived here for 30 to 40 years. Can you see that far in the future? If you can I tip my hat to you but I doubt if you can see 5 years into the future. Better watch your own home.]
Lwr Naz Resident

Easton, PA

#16 Jun 15, 2007
Funny - when a Lwr Naz Twshp chairman had an EXISTING building behind his home painted colors that were not desirable to the eye - he raised heck. Anyone remember that in the newspapers a few years back??! Why would anyone want the beautiful landscape we've built our homes around taken away and replaced with 3 buildings??!! By the way, when we built our home, we were told that the farmer would NEVER sell his land for development!!

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