Is Fishtrap Lake for sale to highest bidder?

Timothy Stabosz

For those of you who care about protection of our lakes, as a La Porte City Councilman, I wanted to draw your attention to a special City Council meeting to be held Thursday, Dec. 27, at 4 p.m. at City Hall.

At that meeting, the City Council, in what I believe to be a misguided effort to bring new upscale residential investment "at all costs," is at risk of abandoning long-established principles of Waterfront View Protection in our city, in order to provide the developer of a proposed townhouse project along Fishtrap Lake with special treatment that is unwarranted, unjustified, and will set a terrible precedent that puts all of our lakes in danger. Specifically, the developer, Legacy Hills Development, LLC, has asked the city to annex roughly 525 feet of lake frontage on Fishtrap Lake, so that it can cram as many units as possible onto the land parcel (maximizing its profit), regardless of the effect on the quality of life in our community.

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