by Michael dEstries
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rogers.jpgKenny Rogers is folding in this instance. The famous country artist’s plans to renovate his home came under fire after it was revealed they included clearing large tracts of woodland. Rogers had wanted to take his $2.3 million property in Sandy Springs and turn into his dream home, but is now selling due to the outrage. From the article,

Alan Gottlieb, whose house is behind Rogers’ property, says, “We all understand people have to develop lots, but to strip the land like this is crazy. He had a landscape plan that if he would’ve followed, would’ve been great. But he just decided to abandon it.”

The land is now up for sale at $3.95 million and includes almost $60,000 worth of the trees that the singer has planted. He made this statement regarding the debate, “I’m sorry for any inconvenience I might’ve caused them (neighbors). I tried desperately to be considerate to everyone out there, but you can’t live your life for other people.”

Still others are not so sure that Rogers replanting will do any good. “It looks bad,” said Johnson who lives two homes away from the former Rogers’ estate. “I don’t know what millionaire developer is going to go in and take that over the way it is now. My personal opinion is he’s ruined the property.”

Ouch. Run, Kenny, run as fast as you can.

About Michael dEstries

Michael has been blogging since 2005 on issues such as sustainability, renewable energy, philanthropy, and healthy living. He regularly contributes to a slew of publications, as well as consulting with companies looking to make an impact using the web and social media. He lives in Ithaca, NY with his family on an apple farm.

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