The Re-Renaissance Plan's Wish List of Dead Buildings it Wants Alive
The West End Lofts? First planned in 2003, and the lot where they were supposed to be built remains empty. Hell, the same developer was barely able to sell all the units in the Santiago Street lofts, and some of those purty places have already foreclosed. One Broadway Plaza, that Freudian phallus of megadeveloper Mike Harrah's burly mind? Don Papi's trying to finagle the law to help Harrah reach the minimum to even begin thinking about starting.
And then there are the outright jokes.
There's others, but I think you get the point. Don Papi Pulido and his huevones constantly speak vision, vision, vision--but there's been so many failed projects by the very people they want to put at the forefront of the Re-Renaissance Plan that I find apologists to it blind or corrupt or something. Hey, Brave New Urbanists: dontcha think the city should complete at least one successful project before embarking on a such an ambitious remaking of the city's core? I wouldn't trust them with successfully rearranging the salt-and-pepper shakers at Pop's...