Tuesday, March 24, 2009

A Heavy Hand on South Cocoa Beach

Some of you may remember the photo above in a post last year about my favorite beach crossover in Cocoa Beach, 24th St. It was a wonderful thicket of dense, mature sea grapes and the sandy trail to the beach wound through a long tunnel in the vegetation. Sadly, the developer of the new Ocean Cove Condominiums next door did not appreciate the beauty of the old dune growth as much as I and has laid waste to all the old plants right up to his property line, apparently to open up the views for the lower units. The new residents in the building (if there ever are any) will likely never suspect their role in this callous destruction of one of Cocoa Beach's little treasures.

The new "improved" crossover below. I am saddened by this remarkable lack of concern for the character of our neighborhood. I hope those responsible will re-examine their attitude about the community in which they hope to sell their units and take steps to make their footprints on the special place that is south Cocoa Beach as light as possible. This did not have to happen.

Well, I'm here to remind you
Of the mess you left when you went away.
______Alanis Morisette