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Matt Smithe Apr 25, 4:28 p.m.
Government develop housing? When has that ever turned out well? Ever?
Jewel Lee - Awesome points. The whole idea of property rights seems to be lost to many.
Jewel Lee Apr 25, 1:00 p.m.
What a bunch of ignorance. What kind of fools have a problem with vacant land? The land is not "abandoned property". It has an owner. And as long as the owner pays the taxes on it who the hell is anyone to tell them that they can not leave the land undeveloped? The OWNER has every right to leave it un-developed for the next 200 years if they so well please. Imagine how hard land will be to find land by then. The level of ignorance of these people is mind blowing to me. An empty plot of land will do far less harm than the people who who will reside on it if it is developed. But go ahead, throw up a bunch of cheap overnight built affordable housing units on it and watch the violence, drugs, traffic, noise and cockroaches take over your precious neighborhood.
Paul Edwards Apr 25, 12:55 a.m.
Reminds me of the failed Rolling Hills endeavor years back. We, the Durham taxpayers spent millions of dollars on that boondoggle. I feel the same thing will happen at Fayette Place. The people who want that developed chip in your dollars to accomplish that task. I don't hear anyone reaching for their wallet!
Renee Warren Apr 24, 10:21 p.m.
It will take time before anything goes up in it's place. While it's in limbo, why not let the neighborhood work w/ the land owners in allowing the land to produce food. A community garden brings people together in a good sense, a great purpose. It's a temporary solution but one that would serve both community and land owners very well 'til plans are reworked for construction.
Published: 2007-10-05 09:38:00
Updated: 2015-01-14 14:37:58