debate - The Piedmont Environmental Council and buying...

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The Piedmont Environmental Council and buying permanent easements over 77,000 acres of open space to bar development. Disney's announcement threatened this peace and seclusion. Visions of clogged roadways and a snarled interstate appeared in their minds as they heard Disney predict an estimated 30,000 visitors daily (6.3 million annually) to the theme park. Along with the traffic, opponents believed the region's already polluted air would get worse with the increased tourist traffic. And, once Disney settled into Haymarket, accompanying developments on the surrounding lands seemed a sure bet, especially given the board of county supervisors' probusiness attitude. This tract became the centerpiece of what would eventually become a 3,000-acre proposed development. http://www.nps.gov/history/history/online_books/mana/adhi11b.htm A study conducted for Protect Historic America concluded that the Disney  development would become the core of a new "edge city" equivalent to 17 
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This note was uploaded on 05/03/2010 for the course HISP hisp200 taught by Professor Wortham during the Spring '10 term at Maryland.

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