FOR THE NEXT FEW DAYS, I'M GOING TO BLOG EXCLUSIVELY ABOUT WHY I THINK THE ABE'S 'GARDEN' DEVELOPMENT IN THE DENSELY POPULATED SECTION OF WEST NASHVILLE is an unmitigated natural disaster which has forever destroyed our quality of lives to such an extent that it will never recover in our lifetimes.
Mike Shmerling of Park Manor-Abe's Garden, Manuel Zeitlin his sidekick architect, and influence peddler-attorney former mayor Bill Purcell should all hang their heads in shame for what they have done to trees, wildlife habitat and greenspace that's been a boundary between our properties for over 50 years.
Now 75,' 50-year old trees and indigenous shrubs are all woodchips we're forced to look at. It's criminal what Shmerling, Zeitlin and Purcell have done--all the while congratulating each other for the great things they're accomplishing. If this is what Leadership Nashville encourages, then it should forever close its doors. These guys are a disgrace to Nashville, property rights with responsibilities and quality of life of this growing city. These boys are all about themselves and to hell with the rest of us. It's our gardens and courtyards for theirs. But oh, they say they're going to throw us a few crumbs with a few small tree planting and a 3-7 ft wall one day. Won't that be dandy.
I will also write about how not to be a good neighbor when you move into an old, established neighborhood. These guys are bullies, building on far too small a parcel of land, most of which slopes precipitously down to bottom, riparian floodplain that mercifully can't be built on....but never mind, they'll force themselves on the uphill part---as a woman pours herself into a dress that's become several sizes too small---into the postage stamp parcel anyway.
The Metro Planning Commission should also be ashamed and be required to rethink how it grants these SP zoning permits and how long the statute of limitations allows them the permit before it must be reviewed again.
Nashville should NEVER, as in not ever, AGAIN let this kind of environmental disaster happen.
BELOW, OUR 75-100 ft, 50-YEAR-OLD TREES NOW HUMONGUS PILES OF MULCH
Besides reporting the shameless destruction Shmerling, Zeitlin and Purcell have wrought to our local environment and quality-of-life, I also will soon quote a bit from their delusional PR publication 'Seeds' which has the gall to talk about the ornamental enchanting garden they're creating as they destroy an historical, natural grreenway between our properties. Can you imagine? Man-made environmental disaster at its finest and it knows no shame.