Once again, today the Dallas Morning News had an article on the new facility to create 5,000 new jobs, and to be built by Liberty Mutual Insurance, located across the street from Toyota, and down the road from the State Farm facility, and other new job opportunities. You remember, don't cha?...........about 20,000 new jobs located 15-25 minutes of non-stop driving from Rowlett. If you don't remember, it is reasonable to assume you can't read. It has been reported by DMN for months...years. You probably can't hear, either. The new jobs have been announced on TV news programs for the same amount of time.
However, don't feel badly. Our P&Z and City Council can't see or read, either. They have been hammered with information that says they have North Shore zoned incorrectly, but they just seem to drift along, blissfully unaware. Ignorance is bliss.......or that is the previously inserted dogma of our previous city manager, during a previous bout of lunacy. It's time to fix it. It's time to take a pill. I admire people that fix problems......not create them.
There could be a slight problem. I haven't heard of any major home builders/developers standing in line to get to Rowlett. Do you think they might know something about the two prominent developers and homebuilder that we turned down? Do you think Rowlett is considered too much trouble than it's worth? Naw.....no chance.
By the way, our "Archie Bunker" subdivision is running months behind schedule. If I was the builder waiting on the lots, I would begin to get a little surly soon. Of course, he would say, "It's been raining." That is true, however Rowlett isn't the only place it has been raining. Miraculously, land development projects in other areas I am familiar with seem to be progressing with only modest interruptions of productivity.