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  • xxxxxxxxxxxxx Feb 6, 11:56 a.m.

    "I wish people would give such good donations to more important things like open another mental health hospital etc. Twittyfan"

    How do you know that Gregory Poole and the Fletcher Foundation DON'T give money to other important causes? Do you see their tax returns?

    I think one of the things that makes Raleigh great is their concern for the parks and greenway trails and to some of us those things are also important.

  • jeffdewitt Feb 6, 10:22 a.m.

    If Mr. Poole's projects benefit by Dix Park his donation is an example of enlightened self interest... which is a very good thing indeed.

    For myself I live on the other side of Garner but look forward to visiting Dix park.

  • peace2u Feb 6, 10:03 a.m.

    Thank you, Mr. Poole, for your generous donation! Pullen Park is overflowing and the Dix property, right across the street, is a natural choice for more park space for locals and visitors.

  • TVs_Deceit Feb 1, 7:24 p.m.

    monkeyboy: "no houses, no condos, no townhomes or apartments, no shopping centers. explain the 'greed' to me."

    You must have missed Gov Bev's meeting when this park approved. It was mentioned that MILLIONS of dollars of development AROUND the park had already been committed to. Only stipulation being that the park had to be approved.

    That's just for starters. They envision highrises overlooking the park ect ect. The park is the centerpiece for the development.. that's why developers like Poole pushed so hard for it.

    Not in the park.. AROUND the park. Green space my knee.. follow the money.

  • monkeyboy Feb 1, 5:34 p.m.

    @streetglide: exactly how is this based on 'greed'? the land is marked for a PARK for all of the people of raleigh, not to be bulldozed and built on willy-nilly. there may be some development, the majority of it buildings already agreed upon for the state health department, the rest for infrastructure to support the park itself. but this is not a for-profit development - no houses, no condos, no townhomes or apartments, no shopping centers. explain the 'greed' to me.

  • monkeyboy Feb 1, 5:31 p.m.

    @ tv_d_set: so you're saying that being housed across from central prison, home of death row and those sentenced to life in prison for violent crimes, is somehow preferably to being in the same town as a low- to middle-security federal prison? wow.

    as for 'the middle of nowhere', if they're getting care, what difference does it make where it is? cars, buses, vans, trains can all travel to butner, same as raleigh. were the ill planning on going out clubbing on friday nights, hitting up the farmers market on the weekend, getting some shopping done at the mall in the evenings?

    oh, and i won't try to fool anyone - those neighborhoods around the park are going to see a major transformation. not much can be done to stop that now...

  • streetglide Feb 1, 4:46 p.m.

    monkeyboy,, follow the money then I will support you input,, but for now,,this is being based on greed and nothing but!!
    yea,, differnt part of the sate,, "out of the way" right?? everyone has a point,listen and learn!!

  • streetglide Feb 1, 4:43 p.m.

    Provide it to the Mentally Ill and Dis-abled,, they are about to become Homelesss because of this park... which makes money and they did not,, selling our souls for greed and blame our probelms on something or someone else..Follow the money people!!

  • TVs_Deceit Feb 1, 4:22 p.m.

    monkeyboy: "the mentally ill are not being kicked into the freakin' street - they're just in a different part of the state."

    Yeah, far far away in the middle of nowhere close to a federal prison. Where they won't interfere with development and the rich don't have to look at them in their neighborhood.

    Since you know what's going on.. what do you think they'll come up with to get rid of the rundown houses and poor people around there?

  • mayra0313 Feb 1, 3:49 p.m.

    I wish people would give such good donations to more important things like open another mental health hospital etc. Twittyfan

    That's exactly right!!!!!

  • I Carry even in Cary Feb 1, 3:38 p.m.

    007KnightRider---I live near the park and will be taking my son there. What exactly are you trying to infer? People from the west and south raleigh neighborhoods don't like enjoying the outside and nature??
    my2cents-justsaying

    I think hes referring to surronding areas as in outside of the Raleigh area...

  • TVs_Deceit Feb 1, 3:30 p.m.

    That's just an investment in his developer business. A great way to mold the plan in the favor of his interests.

    Next up, move the low-income in the area out of the way. Developers don't like them around any more than they do psychiatric hospitals.

  • monkeyboy Feb 1, 3:17 p.m.

    "I wish people would give such good donations to more important things like open another mental health hospital etc." - Twittyfan

    good lord, when are people going to get their facts straight about this thing? there's a spankin' new state-of-the-art "mental health hospital, etc". in butner - it's been open for a few years now. the old one at dix was far from state-of-the-art,to the point of being almost obsolete. the mentally ill are not being kicked into the freakin' street - they're just in a different part of the state.

    man. it'd be nice if some of the posters on here would pay attention to the world around them, just enough to have an idea of what's going on...

  • Twittyfan Feb 1, 1:55 p.m.

    I wish people would give such good donations to more important things like open another mental health hospital etc.

  • my2cents-justsaying Feb 1, 1:46 p.m.

    007KnightRider---I live near the park and will be taking my son there. What exactly are you trying to infer? People from the west and south raleigh neighborhoods don't like enjoying the outside and nature??

  • 007KnightRider Feb 1, 12:51 p.m.

    The only way people from surrounding areas will come to this park is if and only if it’s an amusement/water park.

  • Barfly Feb 1, 12:39 p.m.

    Anyone else care to pony up $250,000? Looks like that's the going rate for visionaries.

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