Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Sun Prairie: Wisconsin's Boom Town

With all the attendant community pride and reservations.

Link to December 17 Capital Times article, "Sun Prairie, state's fastest-growing city, works hard to step out of Madison's shadow".

No report on how on continuing, fast-paced development has impacted the Sun Prairie Public Library, though the following statement indicates that city services in general are being seriously stretched. Still, with estimates showing Sun Prairie's population could reach 40,000 by 2030, many longtime residents have been saying "enough." Critics claim the growth has brought increased traffic, noise and crime while stretching public resources to the breaking point.

All thing considered, though, a thoughtful, well-written, and very thorough piece of reporting by Mike Ivey.

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