Growth is something most cities seek, for various and usually good reasons, but growth can have its negative aspects, too.
Ask the people who live south of El Centro in the general Clark and Horne road areas, a lovely rural locale that is becoming less rural, and less bucolic, with each day.
South of Interstate 8, an area that has been pastoral and filled with ranch-style homes, is facing the encroachment of subdivisions. The first subdivision built in the area was filled with large homes on large lots. The next one, still under construction, is made up of smaller homes on smaller lots. The one approved by the El Centro City Council this week, the 465 homes of Buena Vista Park, has even smaller homes on still smaller lots.
We, like the people on the Keep Clark Road Country committee, wish it were happening the opposite way. Smaller homes should be closer to town and the bigger ones on bigger lots closer to the older ranch homes in the area, with something that even might tie in the homes with the equestrian center in the area. Unfortunately, that is not unfolding.