Originally Posted by BigRedChief
Who gets to decide which areas will be the "blighted" areas?
The area is already blighted... This TIF is going to do nothing more then steal other area businesses and create some new vacant space...
I want the stadium and fields to go there but the retail part is going to do nothing more then move the problem elsewhere... We are spending money to move private businesses around so they can see a small increase in profits for a few years...
These businesses are not increasing jobs, they are doing jack shit.. People buy into these things everytime because it is a new business going up and you see a quick upswing.. But every single time they have failed to meet the jobs they promised, sustaining the businesses by not leaving or closing.. Who gets screwed?
Just the Northland, since I live here currently on TIFs i have seen fail..
Barrytrail is half full of what they promised... no restaurants, and soon to be two empty buildings out of the 8 on the main strip..
Renaissance Housing, went in my Maple Woods.. destroyed and took woodlands, sits completely empty for 7+ years...
BriarCliff, has not met the new jobs requirements and sits partially empty.. Even though Piropos is good to eat at..
What ever it is off of 64th west of Patty O's, sits more then half empty and has had businesses close after 1 year..
Then add the fact that these places help help blight smaller area strip malls and killed Metro North and Antioch malls...
The one semi success??? Zona Rosa.. I am glad all the Tiffs were able to make other areas look blighted and the Northland got one success.. I really think that was worth it...
What local places is the new Bannister going to steal from???