Francis E. “Jack” Putz: The selling of urban sprawl

Posted by Claudia Lievano, March 13, 2014

Plum CreekPlum Creek Timber, a real estate investment trust that is the largest private landowner in the USA, is one impressive corporation. They learned how to sell urban development in rural areas when they brought golf courses and luxury housing deep into the forests of Suncadia in Washington, Moonlight Basin and Yellowstone Club in Montana, and, most recently, Moosehead Lake in Maine. Now they want to do the same here in Alachua County.

via Over the past few years, Plum Creek’s polite and informed staff have dispersed small grants to various groups while studiously chipping away at local resistance to sprawl |

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