Group blasts Trail ‘destruction’

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Construction work on a new Kroger-anchored development along the Monon Trail at 86th Street is drawing the ire of Nora neighborhood leaders. They’re frustrated by the removal of trees and bushes along the trail by the project’s developer, locally based Sandor. Kroger and Sandor have promised to clean-up and beautify the trail frontage as part of its $12-million project to build a new grocery store and gas station. But Pete Fisher, an attorney and board member of the Nora-Northside Community Council, described the work so far as “destruction” of the green space. “We need to take action now to regain control over the maintenance of our trail,” he wrote in an e-mail. “It is our trail. Not Kroger’s. It is not a frontage for Kroger marketing.” Fisher provided two photos below to illustrate the change.

UPDATE: Reader tced provides a photo with more perspective.

Monon before

Monon after

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