Regarding the Noble Hill housing project in Eden Prairie, it is extremely frustrating to see the lack of cooperation between the city and the citizens. The citizens and myself have asked repeatedly for scientific evidence to back up the mayor’s and the builder’s statements that the spring will not be harmed.
They are both keen to repeat these comments without any proof. Furthermore, they only address the spring and mention nothing of the surrounding biodiversity and the creek which is already under restoration efforts. I fear that come May 4th, when the project is voted on, the builder will trot out their biased “expert” that says everything will be just fine.
There is also a rallying community who wishes to purchase and preserve the land but the city doesn’t acknowledge that either. In all my communications and my neighbors’ with the mayor, he has seemingly already made up his mind. What is the point of democracy then?