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Sunday, July 12, 2009

Comments From Style on the DMP

My back page article in Style has drawn some interesting comments, pro and con. It just shows there is not unanimity on this issue. I would urge you, no matter what your point of view to attend the City Council meeting Monday night for the debate on amendment to the downtown master plan. The meeting will be broadcast on cable Channel 24.

Also consider attending Project for Public Spaces: "How to Create a Great Waterfront" at Plant Zero Thursday, July 16 at 7:30 am. Free coffee and doughnuts are promised.

Comments from Style

  • Friday, July 10, 2009 3:14:35 PM by mooky_l3d
    Just what Richmond needs is more land to screw up. They can't even manage to buy a car without messing up. What Richmond needs to do is look at what gems it already has throughout the city and sink some money and time into those. Stop wasting everyone's time and money by studying and surveying this and that, use what you have and shine it up some.
  • Friday, July 10, 2009 11:26:48 AM by Jeff E.
    Until the City does what Mr. Hammond suggests and can afford to take better care of the park land it currently owns, the suggestion of acquiring more is ridiculous. Parks are a luxury and Richmond is luckily blessed with a large, riverside system already. ... Find the balance between public access and economic growth and watch the City move forward.
  • Friday, July 10, 2009 1:05:59 AM by Ian C
    I personally disagree with Mr. Hammond's view that Richmond needs less park land and more business commercial development on the riverfront. I have been a resident of Boston that enjoys a great riverfront park for recreation that was also my preferred method of traveling around the city when possible. There are no towering new condos nor gaudy store fronts along the Charles, and people love using the Charles River park system for rec and pedestrian/cycling commuting in the park with plenty of access. ... Let's give people a reason to come into downtown other than going to bars, restaurants and hotels, like shopping, entertainment, and recreation, and this city might be able to keep tourists and residents.
  • Wednesday, July 08, 2009 8:49:11 AM by Scott Burger
    Its always great to see 'Saint Ralph', his staff, and the volunteers acknowledged. We do need more park education, attention, and funding. However, I take great issue with Hammond's basic assertion about the park conservation holding back riverfront development. What Paul Hamond fails to acknowledge is that Richmond still has not developed the riverfront land that has NOT been marked for conservation. He should be complaining about how the Richmond Riverfront Development Corporation has not met promises for development. City taxpayers have watched millions in corporate welfare get handed over for the Canal Walk and the likes of Cordish, while other, more pressing City priorities (schools!) have gone wanting. ...

Feel free to comment here or there.

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