Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Christian Themes Found in Neighborhood Plans (That Feature a Mix of Uses)
Developer Joe Swanson of Swanson Developments is building Christian-themed mixed-use developments in Middle Tennessee. These communities and their streets have Biblical names and entrances that resemble churches. Kingdom Ridge in Murfreesboro, for instance, has white pillars at the Covenant Street entrance, leading to homes priced from $130,000 to $250,000. Swanson adds that his developments will not have bars, massage parlors and other businesses "that would be damaging to people's character." ....

Seems like we tried a similar concept in Charlotte. It was called PTL, and we all know how it turned out.

OK, it's not totally fair to equate the two concepts; but, this idea strikes me (grates on me?) in the same way that most of pop-Christian culture does. It seems fake. "Hey, I live on Ark Lane. I'm spiritual and know it. Don't you want to be a Christian too?"

Yeah. Right.

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