We knew it was a risk when we chose the lot, so in that respect, we have no one to blame but ourselves. The words "undevelopable" and "been that way forever" were freely tossed around, but today, the bulldozers showed up.
They're clearing the land behind the berm behind our house, and the orange property markers are right past the tree line. The optimistic view is that the berm will still be there, and we will probably be able to plant new trees on it. The downside - no more mature trees, no more deer, and no more bunnies... and no idea what is coming in. It could be anything... zoned "retail." And whatever it is could be tall, short, soft, loud... right now it's unknown.
And, one thing is for sure - property values will change... but we don't know how.