Y.A. Tittle Winthrop Fan Member since Sep 2003 46258 posts Online
re: Trader Joe's Renderings (Posted on 3/15/13 at 9:54 am to BottomlandBrew)
quote: I still can't believe that DPW lets developers get away with no on-site stormwater management. That property outfalls directly in to Dawson Creek.
Where's it been going for 40 years? It's not like the improvements will be adding stormwater to Dawson Creek above what's been going there since the original center was built -- and I don't know that it's ever been a problem.
TigerattheU LSU Fan Baton Rouge / Miami Member since Aug 2006 2338 posts
re: Trader Joe's Renderings (Posted on 3/15/13 at 10:06 am to CITWTT)
I see. I don't know if I'll get flayed on this board for doing my regular grocery shopping at the Neighborhood Wal Mart. It's very convenient for me, and I can't justify the cost of buying all my groceries at Fresh Market. But this Trader Joe's will be just as conveniently located and it sounds like it might be a good middle ground between the value groceries and nicer stuff I like to get on the weekends.
BottomlandBrew LSU Fan New Orleans Member since Aug 2010 9070 posts Online
re: Trader Joe's Renderings (Posted on 3/15/13 at 10:10 am to Y.A. Tittle)
quote: I'm not getting what your gripe is here.
My gripe is EBR having a stormwater ordinance that is not enforced and officials pretty much completely ignoring the Clean Water Act. You are correct, the new site will pretty much maintain the existing discharge, but it's not about keeping it status quo, it should be about reducing runoff volume and increasing runoff water quality.
It blows my mind that people in this state celebrate our outdoors while polluting the very water systems they so celebrate.