Originally Posted by BigRedChief
So we should just leave the area blighted? I think there will be no soccer stores/areas/fields that will close because this complex opens.
But this project can make a big difference to an area that can be saved.
No it won't... Those stores are just going to steal business from elsewhere making somewhere else vacant.. IF they want to build the soccer complex then fine.. The big hubbub is creating jobs with new business which it is not going to do..
The city and taxpayers are paying tons of money and will not see anything out of it.. All those jobs created? There will probably be 150 new jobs created to run the complex and maintain the fields.. Everything else will be transplanted..
The businesses that move in there will just relocate from another spot..
Everything you are hoping for is a foolish dream.. As for the examples in all the other superTIF deals in the last 10+ years that failed to achieve what they promised..