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Moscow-Pullman corridor

I'm surprised at the lack of interest in the very real possibility that 
the Moscow-Pullman corridor will become a strip mall.
The Whitman Co. Commissioners will be making the first movements in that 
direction soon.  they are excited by this idea, since it offers them a 
chance to collect some sales tax money (that they don't have to share 
with Pullman).
Does anyone else share these concerns?
1. What is now a relatively mellow drive through the Palouse would 
become another Lewiston 21st Street string of traffic lights, fast food, 
car dealerships, etc.  Did anyone note the recent Lewiston Tribune 
report on the incidents of road rage on 21st Street as people are 
overwhelmed by the stoplights, the neon, the traffic, the garishness 
2. The very real traffic problems associated with cars pulling off and 
on to the highway in great numbers?
3 The complete change in the experience provided now by walking/biking 
the Palouse Trail and what it would be like with all that busy-ness and 
4. The question of where those businesses would get water and sewage.  
Would they all have wells and septic systems?  Who would pay for 
extending service from Pullman to the corridor?  Will the increase in 
septic systems pollute Paradise Creek?
5. What would be the effect on existing businesses in Pullman and 
Moscow?  Would the downtowns suffer?  The loss of tax base at Pullman 
would likely be very significant.  What impact would that have?
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