One of the overriding concerns of the plan is to insure that development reaches urban densities and that land uses relate to each other in urbane ways. Only by satisfying these concerns can the new development achieve a sense of being integrated with downtown.
First and foremost, when given the choice to grow or to sit idle, we need to grow and we have to be aggressive about it. There are factors beyond our control — economic conditions, bureaucratic interference from afar — that can kill good projects. The things I value as a progressive — good jobs and affordable housing — cannot happen …
In 1909, “jaywalker” was an obscure Midwestern colloquial term that referred to a country hick in the city who got in the way of other pedestrians. But with the rise of the automobile, people connected with the auto industry used “jaywalker” to mean a pedestrian who crosses the street against regulations.
…the pilings go all the way to hell and the devil has a hold on them.