Harrisburg is a sleepy little bedroom community that is learning how to deal with growing pains. Having been targeted by Wal-Mart for a SUPERCENTER (and we know how those behemoths gut a town), there were some pretty heated discussions and votes which kept Wal-Mart and it's anti-environmental practices out of the town.
However, the fight was not over. Lowe's Home Imporvement wanted to cash in on the booming housing market (think of all those home repair/upgrade projects) by having a store in town. After an initial vote, in which opponents of the measure walked out (a classic Rethuglican move, one of the key votes was absent that night, so they rammed it through). Well it came up for another vote and was rejected. Now it seems that the developer bringing in the home improvement giant just doesn't want to let it go and is contemplating filing a suit. I personnaly shop here, as the folks are friendly and the store is locally owned (heck, they even helped me out to my truck with some things I bought there recently).
But onto the flip side, Harrisburg is adding two new parks. Back in Boulder Colorado whenever a new subdivision was proposed or developed, adequate greenbelts/greenways/open space was required to be included in the plans. I know some people don't want the gubmint sticking its nose into areas where it don't belong, however in this instance, preserving 35 acres at one site and 13 acres at the other ensure that generations will be able to enjoy time in the outdoors.
Congrats Harrisburg. Here's to wise development and the preservation of open-space.