I moved from New Jersey to Southwest Florida when I retired because of the nature of the area.
Having witnessed every square inch of waterfront land developed in New Jersey, this part of Florida was very appealing to me as a nature enthusiast and boater. We have great open space and water recreation.
It should not be ruined by developers, simply because the land is there. All arguments by the developer ring hollow. Leave nature alone.
Besides, this area has one of the highest foreclosure rates in the nation and anyone can see the copious amounts of empty stores.
Do we need more homes, stores and development in a pristine area? I think not.
Eric J. Mutter