Will the new mall coming to Oakley in 2006 kill downtown and other retail and entertainment districts around town? This will be more "upscale" so it does appeal to the Mason-Kenwood-Hyde Park crowd, so will that crowd now stay away from Downtown? Are they even going there now?
This seems to make any development for Fountain Square, the Banks, and Main Street back burner efforts.
The only question outstanding: how much will this cost tax payers? In cash, loans, or tax breaks.
UPDATE: Nick Spencer comments in support of the new delvelopment.