July 24, 2009 11:29:00 AM
I may have missed something but I have yet to see any real reason to not consider Burns Bottom for the location of the sportsplex.
I have seen flooding as a reason. The problem with that idea is, I have lived here in Burns Bottom since 1992 and have never had my home here on Third Street threatened by flood waters. As a matter of fact, I have never had water on the street in front of my home. A few times I have seen some very minor flooding on Second Street shallow enough to easily drive a car through. A lot of areas have flooded all around Columbus. Even Highway 45 and Leigh Mall have flooded. I have seen comments stating Burns Bottom is too close to downtown. I''m sorry, why is that a problem? I think Burns Bottom is a location crying out for some type of development. People in east Columbus can take the bypass and be here in a few minutes. I think it is a good location for development.