The Road To Sprawlville, Chapter 48: Wetlands Filled, But Franklin, WI Grand Scheme Unravels
Here's a cautionary tale - - made even more relevant by Scott Walker's developer-friendly brainstorm to allow small wetlands' fillings by developers without all that pesky permitting and appeals:
Tom Daykin reports that a project once touted as the salvation of Franklin faces foreclosure.
Others of us remember that wetlands were filled to make the miracle happen.
It didn't look pretty from the get-go.
The Milwaukee County Conservation Coalition sued Carstenson over illegal grading/wetland filling at this location, unfortunately after the fact. We were unable to stop it at Franklin or through DNR permitting. Paved paradise to put in a big box and mostly empty parking lot. Its tragic.
Wisconsin is open for wetlands filling.
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