Luxury Versus Sustainability
Preserve developer, Wade Dokken who says,"It’s really a private national park that you can live in luxury in" once dismissed local opposition as,"class envy." The development has a fair number of critics who claim that Ameya Preserve is not all that its marketing would have you believe.
I cannot see how a gated development of second-homeowners who will fly in and out on their private jets can be called sustainable or viewed as contributing to the health of our community. Via: The Ethicurean LINK
And what’s with the name, dude? You’re building roads, a massive lodge, and 300 homes in once-pristine landscape—just what, exactly, are you preserving? Via: Outside Bozeman LINK
The Ameya Preserve subdivision will cause problems for wildlife and those problems will worsen if the state of Montana sells two square-mile sections of public land to Ameya developers, a state wildlife biologist maintains. Via: The Bozeman Daily Chronicle LINK
In this five-part series, writer David Nolt of New West explores the issues and controversy surrounding the Ameya Preserve.
There are some stories in the New West that seem to encompass many, if not all, the issues we are facing as an evolving region. One of those stories is the case of the Ameya Preserve, a large-scale luxury home community planned in Montana's Paradise Valley. Via: New West: LINK
A strong comment from one of our readers on a previous Preserve post. LINK