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August 28, 2015
This isn't about holding back growth. A 22 story building does not fit in with a community made up of mostly single family homes. I can see taking incremental steps toward eventual large apartment buildings, but initially for growth smaller sizes should be built, not revolutionary change to the landscape via super structure development. Building 5-8 story buildings is one thing, but 22 stories produces a huge strain on infrastructure. Further, I'm pretty sure this building will have tax abatement, and probably some government funds being pumped into it under it's funding sources. With that said, who pays the bill for the congestion and later needed infrastructure to accommodate? Oh, me the tax payer who owns a home in the area. Further, and here is the main question to be asked. How come this specific developer of the L Group seems to be getting development after development? Whose pockets is he lining in city hall, rather directly or indirectly? Where is the Market Study and Appraisal? Maybe that should be given out to the public? I wonder how people would feel reading it and the details it provides in affect to the Light Rail system that is already becoming oversaturated with passengers during commute time. Further, parking effect, even with a garage a lot of people will park on the streets for stores etc. taking spots up for residents in homes, in a city with already bad parking. If the L Group wants to do all these developments, luxary and market rate, then they should give back to the community to offset the problems this will create. How about setting up parking garages for the public, putting money in to revitalize Broadway as a contingency to getting the development, not getting any tax abatement, etc.? Why aren't these things being asked of the automatic say yes politicians on the council and the mayor? Johncupo, I've seen you make comments before being pro over building (someplace, perhaps not on here). I'm pretty sure I read you are in real estate, rather broker or in some other fashion, so people should know where your interest is - make money and screw the real affect of the city.
SCHOOL
Phase one of the construction will be completed before school opening on Sept. 9, with additional phases scheduled to take another year.
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Exterior construction will include new middle school administrative offices in the front of the building and a new gym in the rear.
Exterior construction will include new middle school administrative offices in the front of the building and a new gym in the rear.
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Phase one of the construction will be completed before school opening on Sept. 9, with additional phases scheduled to take another year.
Phase one of the construction will be completed before school opening on Sept. 9, with additional phases scheduled to take another year.
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