How to Kill Downtown
Or, Gail Goldberg and Jan Perry are completely helpless, part 496.
One sentence in a Times editorial says it all:
Owners of the condos, which sell for $400,000 to $1.2 million, were stunned to learn a few weeks ago that a treatment center was moving into the ground floor of their building.
Go ahead. Trade "up." Move downtown. It can happen to you too.
Continuing from the ed:
City and county officials should give service providers more help in finding spaces that work best for everyone, but those who migrate downtown need to accept that new condos and coffee shops aren't the only tools for cleaning up the neighborhood.
Yo, downtown "migrants." Homeowners, for whom private property rights apply, get to say what goes on in their backyards, even their communities; but you don't get to say what goes down in your own building. It may have a facelift, but containment continues apace.
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