The people will not be happy. The people are not happy right now. Of all the people I know that live in the Blackman area, I've not heard one person say they are happy. It's just not a good idea. Murfreesboro has enough growth without a bible-themed park (cash cow). Bad idea. Just bad all around.
The people who oppose this need to keep up the opposition and not become complacent. That is what the developers of this project are counting on.
I am not pleased with the way the reporting has shifted from "whether or not they will be here" to what the amenities and technologies of the park "will be". Very disheartening.
They can build this thing 3 times for all I care, but they won't sell one ticket from me.
By the way, when your content is religious artifacts and historians...how is it that they will, quote:"keep it fresh by changing the museum exhibits..."?
This is a park for geriatrics. I can not imagine a child or adolescent in todays multi-sensory culture caring one iota about this park.
Bottom line, name 3 theme parks that have stood the test of time and are still profitable. I'm not convinced that these folks know what they are doing...ESPECIALLY now that I've seen their ridiculous website. It looks like a complete novice put it together.http://www.bibleparkusa.com/
Bar-Tur is planning on spending millions of dollars of their money in Rutherford County. Let see the plans before we make up our minds on this project. They haven't said one word about making anybody work or ever stepping foot on the property. People will come and they will bring money with them; and guess what, all that money will not be spent inside the park!
I'm of the opinion that if you own the land you pretty much should be able to do what you want..... within reason obviously. The less government involvement in our life the better.
However, Bar-Tur is not wanting to come in and spend millions of his own dollars. His plan calls for getting the sales tax money spent at the park too go back to them and NOT the community and state as sales tax money is suppose to. Thus they are in fact hoping to be spending OUR money to devleop THEIR business. Because of that we do have the right to voice our opinion and NOT want what we see as a bad idea for our community as well as a bad business idea. If he spends all his own money AND protects the local community as a developer should, then I have to live with it.... even if I don't like the idea of it in our community.
As many have said the Bible Parks in other areas have NOT been succesfull business ventures so far and I don't see Murfreesboro as being any better of a location for it.
I think the local polititions have sold us out ( again ). Did they give away all the tax revenue ( again ).
Who got their pockets lined this time ?
Development in Blackman is making a negative impact. The huge oak tree at the corner of Manson Pike and Brinkley Road will have a chainsaw laid against it very shortly. The developer of the gas station doesn't want to save it. What a shame. He is trying to kill it before he cuts it down.