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  •  It's going to be all Walmarts. I mean (0+ / 0-)

    let's be honest. That's the playbook. If not Walmarts out the wazoo then condominium city with massive gentrification efforts; actually that will definitely happen regardless. Detroit is begging to be a hipster mecca.

    Still all that is better than the way it is now I guess. Jobs is jobs.

    If I knew it was going to be that kind of party, I'd have stuck my ---- in the mashed potatoes! - Paul's Boutique

    by DoctorWho on Wed Oct 02, 2013 at 11:37:35 AM PDT

    •  Condominiums are bad? (4+ / 0-)

      These are decaying structures that have not been occupied in years... someone wanting to come and build NEW THINGS on their own dime is now something we shit on?

      So if the poor decrepit neighborhoods are ignored and new housing is built in better neighborhoods its ghettoization.  If we invest in the run-down neighborhoods to build new housing its gentrification.  If we decide to not build anything at all its Urban Blight.

      ok...  this is the same damn you if you do/fuck you if you dont nonsense that got tossed around DC when this city was going through its biggest renaissance in decades.

      Красота спасет мир --F. Dostoevsky

      by Wisper on Wed Oct 02, 2013 at 11:45:40 AM PDT

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    •  Gentrification is about pushing people out. (5+ / 0-)

      Detroit's neighborhoods have massive areas of empty space and empty buildings.

      Massive redevelopment could occur without dislocating anyone.

      Art is the handmaid of human good.

      by joe from Lowell on Wed Oct 02, 2013 at 01:59:44 PM PDT

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