In an earlier post in this blog I wrote of comparing the Chiesa Road mobile home site to a site presented to City Council by developer by the name of Pedcor. I am an ex-appraiser. The comparison is called a "highest and best use analysis." It's a tool that many appraisers use.
In that analysis, the Pedcor site and the Chiesa Road site were each compared for the specific needs of the City of Rowlett. There were 10 numbered paragraphs. The Chiesa Road site won the comparative analysis by a wide margin. I complimented Pedcor as a good developer. In my letter to City Council, I asked that they "table" the vote for Pedcor's request until they had a chance to see the Chiesa Road site presentation. Apparently, the "highest and best use" analysis was so compelling that the Council denied the request.
I have subsequently learned that a past Chairman of the P&Z Commission of Rowlett, who had attended at least one meeting in which I was present, and took a commanding lead in resistance to the Chiesa Road project after the developer, a City Councilman, and myself left the room, was a paid consultant to Pedcor on the aforementioned Council denial. Some might think there is some chicanery involved in the resistance movement.
Awwww........do ya think?