Sunday, November 26, 2006

OTR on the Rise?

Very interesting article in the New York Times on the renewal of Over-the-Rhine.

I am sure someone will hate this. Whether you hate the city, hate seeing the poor, hate the poor having to live a block from nice condos, or you just hate black people, you will surely be pissed off and attack this article.

2 comments:

  1. 1) Is gentrification a bad thing if done in such a way that OTR and the surrounding communities can be integrated more effectively?

    Gentrification is NOT building more condos after 3CDC sells yet "ANOTHER" mission/shelter/low income housing to a greedy corporation.

    2) Does 3CDC have a plan that will work, or are there others?

    It works for them and their pocketbooks only.

    3) Where do folks go who are pushed out? What is our (the community's) obligation - if any - to them?

    They hit the streets, our obligation is the same as it is to any other human being (yes, they are human, regardless of the police hassle, people spitting on them, telling them they are scum). We help, not just $ but actually talking and LISTENING to them and helping them however you can (its NOT giving them your left over 12 pack from the tailgate party)to Help them get off the street.

    4)Can we even preserve the buildings that are falling down due to misuse, decay, etc.?

    Some maybe, others no, but I can GUARANTEE that those that get knocked down will be parking lots for the "luxury" condos or the condos themselves, or a another "trendy" bar/nightclub/restuarant that will close within 2 yrs.

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  2. 1) Is gentrification a bad thing if done in such a way that OTR and the surrounding communities can be integrated more effectively?

    Gentrification is NOT building more condos after 3CDC sells yet "ANOTHER" mission/shelter/low income housing to a greedy corporation.

    2) Does 3CDC have a plan that will work, or are there others?

    It works for them and their pocketbooks only.

    3) Where do folks go who are pushed out? What is our (the community's) obligation - if any - to them?

    They hit the streets, our obligation is the same as it is to any other human being (yes, they are human, regardless of the police hassle, people spitting on them, telling them they are scum). We help, not just $ but actually talking and LISTENING to them and helping them however you can (its NOT giving them your left over 12 pack from the tailgate party)to Help them get off the street.

    4)Can we even preserve the buildings that are falling down due to misuse, decay, etc.?

    Some maybe, others no, but I can GUARANTEE that those that get knocked down will be parking lots for the "luxury" condos or the condos themselves, or a another "trendy" bar/nightclub/restuarant that will close within 2 yrs.

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