Another major piece of Waukesha County - - Ruby Farm - - is being tugged in opposite directions - - development, or 'development,' or preservation.
The key paragraph in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel story about Ruby Farm, linked above, tells the tale:
"A road-widening project scheduled for next year will demolish part of the farmstead. The fate of the remainder lies with a developer who bought the farm and adjacent vacant land."
You'd think that at some point there would be a therapeutic shock of recognition, a bolt of awareness, an "ah-ha" moment that would put the traffic congestion, water depletion and rising taxes for local services in Waukesha County into bold view, along these lines:
The more people you cram into once-open spaces, the more the negatives outweigh the positives, including lost heritage and future sustainability.
Who knows what it will take for people to see the light?