Comment 64163

By Undustrial (registered) - website | Posted May 28, 2011 at 22:09:35

I'd be a lot less annoyed when this happens if we ever saw new buildings like this go up. Sure, we've got lots of big ugly glass-wall and styrofoam stucco builds - but how many new additions to the area's streetwalls have come up with street level store-fronts and walk-up apartments? The renovations that've happened may not all have been ideal , but they've got a far better track record than the "knock it down and build new" crowd, which has managed mostly only rubble and parking lots.

What's most frustrating is that so much of this is happening at a time when things are finally getting better downtown. With James North, the Lister etc, it's finally looking as if things are changing. And then all of a sudden, building start dropping. Hard to believe there isn't another motive involved.

I believe it's known as "blockbusting".

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