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A discussion on urban design and land use

How will zoning changes help residents?

Posted by Pecos45:

Again, my main concern is how does this entire thing help me, the homeowner, family guy, and person not in the real estate business.
Is this whole exercise just to jack up property prices, help the builders, and generate business for them?
I hear all the “quality of life” buzz, but all I see are Hispanic businesses getting bought out at a lower price, then a big flip for an easy profit when the neighborhood is “renewed.”
Yes, call me a skeptic as to the motives of this thing.
But I’m willing to be persuaded.
(“Urban renewal is often just a code word for minority removal.” William F. Buckley)

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  1. Jason says:

    There’s a balance here that needs to be struck. I’m an advocate on both sides, the preservation and conservation of neighborhood, diversity, and community, as well as the fostering of an environment for better transit options, smart density, and more business. Given that our population is due to double in 20 years, and with the current trend of millenials moving away from the suburbs and to urban areas means we have to plan and prepare for growth. I think the, “Urban renewal is often just a code word for minority removal”, may have been the case in 1975 when William Buckley would have said this line, but 35 years later, it’s dated. I’m in my mid-30’s and our family moved here because of the diversity, community, and proximity to downtown. Our gerneration overwhelmingly voted for a minority president. The issue here is not race, but is more in line with the desire to live, work, and play here.

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