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Apr 18, 2012 raccoon600 commented on Another One Bites the Dust.
I agree. It is sad when great old places are replaced with new generic buildings that have no soul and bad retail spaces. But density is important too, and the more apartments build, the lower the rent should go (eventually). Why not push these developers to design an awesome space for Bauhaus and other retailers on the first floor, and make this building the model of pike/pine development (IE roll out the welcome mat to developers who in exchange have to work with the community to design at least a great retail environment on the first floor). Perhaps too naive, but the "historic landmark model" cannot be used for all the interesting buildings around, nor can all the projects be opposed.
Sep 9, 2009 raccoon600 commented on And, To Not End the Day on a Down Note....
This was an amazing speech. Let us all that care for reform write our state and national Senators and Congressman in support of Obama's agenda. It does make a difference.