Get it...1200 people will be working downtown and never touch a city sidewalk.
Take a close look at the area...there is no place to walk.
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I've just acquired these documents that show the more precise location of the new construction.
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What's the big deal? Well the plan, remember the Queen City Hub Plan? The radial street plan that Joseph Ellicott designed was supposed to be re-developed and extended over it's original path, not developed into a surface parking lot.
Duke Realty do...
So here we are...while fully discussing the "Bass Pro" deal, there has been no public input regarding design and how this new "office park" will supposedly fit into the urban fabric of downtown. Please don't get me wrong. I'm a huge private property rights advocate and love private sector investment. Yet let's remember that no new jobs are being created - a break down of city vs. suburban employees would be helpful...Dennis Gorski, Vice President of Government Affairs for HealthNow. 17 million in incentives are being given away along with 6.5 acres of prime undeveloped real estate.
Duke Realty Corporation was founded in 1972 in
. The first property developed was Building One at Park 100 Industrial Park on the Northwest side of Indianapolis, Indiana . More than thirty years later, Park 100 is now one of the largest industrial parks in the Indianapolis . United States
Today, Duke is the largest, publicly-traded, office and industrial property owner in the country with a dominating presence throughout the
Midwestand Southeast, with total property ownership of more than 115 million square feet.
Ponder this at the water cooler this week:
- NO new jobs...
- Isolated "suburban style" office park...for downtown
- Duke Realty gets a huge favor- 43 Carolina, 6.5 acres is assessed at 2.2 million
- Prestigious award winning "Queen City Hub" urban plan for Down Town gets scrubbed...
- Former Erie County Executive Dennis Gorski cashes in old favors to keep the plan a $ecret...
Ah, so much for accountability and transparency. Are we expecting too much?
And so it goes...
Related Post: 1300 Health Care Workers via BuffaloRising. Duke Realty (NYSE- DRE) shares closed up slightly on Friday at $33.13 Look at all the beautiful "suburban style" office parks Duke Realty has built.
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