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danzig
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KREW: don’t bother with facts when responding to BIN. Trucking company? Blue collar idiocy. Firing range? Dinosaur. He doesn’t pay attention anyway.

krewedetat
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krewedetat

bin, some of us are trying to provide an alternative to a “crooked” town where all that is built is primarily to profit someone (who often lives out of town, like the head of Metro Homes).

Your comment about a shiny new condo building being better than a “glass and trash-strewn” lot sounds just like the arguments that some members of the Zoning Board make when they approve projects that deviate from the area’s zoning.

And by the way, before Metro Homes purchased that lot, it housed a trucking business that paid taxes. The MetroStop project will enjoy a tax-abatement.

thebinatwork
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thebinatwork

[quote comment=”16070″]The “Metrostop” site had been earmarked for open space due to its location by the light rail and Palisades. There were concerns about safety at the light rail station, views of and from the cliff, etc. The alternate proposal for open space included things like a basketball court, a dog run, a small children’s play area and a retail space to serve the park visitors and light rail commuters. But unfortunately, the greedheads won and we will now have over 100 more condos with our Starbucks.[/quote]

A park would be nice, but I am not naiive, things only get built in a crooked town if someone is going to profit, and parks don’t profit in the short term. That said, I am very glad to see condos, a bistro and even an EVIL Starbucks replace an abandoned, broken glass and trash-strewn parking lot.

monk
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monk

[quote comment=”16070″]The “Metrostop” site had been earmarked for open space due to its location by the light rail and Palisades. There were concerns about safety at the light rail station, views of and from the cliff, etc. The alternate proposal for open space included things like a basketball court, a dog run, a small children’s play area and a retail space to serve the park visitors and light rail commuters. But unfortunately, the greedheads won and we will now have over 100 more condos with our Starbucks.[/quote]

Didn’t know about that…….

krewedetat
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krewedetat

The “Metrostop” site had been earmarked for open space due to its location by the light rail and Palisades. There were concerns about safety at the light rail station, views of and from the cliff, etc. The alternate proposal for open space included things like a basketball court, a dog run, a small children’s play area and a retail space to serve the park visitors and light rail commuters. But unfortunately, the greedheads won and we will now have over 100 more condos with our Starbucks.

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