My family has lived in Lee’s Summit for almost nine years, and I have always loved Lee’s Summit’s natural beauty. You can imagine my dismay when developers cut down the trees at the site of the future Summit Fair mall.
I had been watching the construction work for some time, but I did not know that they were going to destroy the beautiful trees I have enjoyed seeing since elementary school.
I would pass this area every day on the way to school and loved watching the animals living there. I now dread going past it because the sight is so depressing.
Shouldn’t there be a plan to preserve the few green spaces left in Lee’s Summit?
Elizabeth Wheelock (14)
This letter is a warning to any tree lovers who are considering moving to Lees Summit: Don’t.
Mayor Karen Messerli and company are on a crusade to develop every green spot in Lees Summit, no matter how big or small.
It looks as if the last grove trees will be mowed down to make room for the privileged children of Lee’s Summit can have their Legoland.
It seems that a city that is so concerned about having a family-friendly environment would think about the kind of message that it is sending to its children.
Instead of teaching them new ways to spend their parents’ money, would it not be better for them to learn how to appreciate the beauty of the land before it is developed for profit?