Thursday, May 23, 2013
Nothing says Welcome to Sacramento! like a large wrought iron fence and aggressive panhandlers. The long standing argument for moving the station from 7th & L is the 'transient problem' yet the station is moving to an area with an even bigger issue with homeless and aggressive panhandling. This makes no sense and is a colossal waste of money. The intermodal is moving forward and so we're gonna spend a boatload of cash that we don't have for an interim station? Again, where is the logic and prudent long term planning? Unless the real reason is to vacate the 7th & L location so the property owner can demolish the existing Streamline Moderne terminal to build a shiny new skyscraper - another brilliant idea. Or it is a giveaway of public funds to the private developer friends of policy makers. The existing terminal is one of the few Streamline Moderne buildings left in Sacramento. It's sad appearance and issues with transient activity is an issue of poor upkeep and maintenance and incompetent manangement and is not the buildings fault so moving the problem is just that, shifting, not solving the problem - which isn't the buildings fault to begin with but it does clear the lot for redevelopment at the expense of another potentially viable reuse of existing resources. Way to go Sacramento.
i hope it also sparks more interest in the remaining underground spaced under the Central Business District so we can save what's left before development and redevelopment takes this treasure from us forever.
yeah he probably bought the whole -get rich as a slumlord - scam early on. Don't ya just hate having to follow rules and keep your properties from falling down? Such a hassle.
we are several blocks from a few bars and i have seen two young trees vandalized - essentially small trunks snaped and branches torn off. What kind of loser vandalizes trees? We also saw one tree ripped out entirely. Again - very lame. & most of this vandalism and tagging occurs Thurs through Saturday - no coincidence that it's the nights that draw people here who think of midtown as their playland they can ef up and then leave. It's going to come back and bite the businesses and developers who created this when Midtown is no longer a safe place to be.
where are the dumpsters going to be? How will the not pretty yet necessities of daily life be dealt with?
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