saunjon 
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Re: “Ginter Park Residents Look to City to Stop Westwood Tract

Sup Don. Thanks for using all of those smart words and phrases. That said, you seem pretty misinformed about the issues at hand. This isn't about citizen consensus, it's about what's in the best interest of all stakeholders of the Northside, not just one that is trying to prop itself up financially at the expense of everyone else. This development will be detrimental to infrastructure, local schools, traffic and home values. Seems like a real plus for Richmond, just like how you described the macro Richmond reform fix. So - good luck with all that knowing everything about everyone else's business without knowing half the context. Hope it works out for you.

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Posted by saunjon on 05/08/2017 at 12:11 PM

Re: “Flash Forward

Let's say 54 million dollars could be spent better elsewhere... well 25 million is federal grant money, so there goes half of the argument, then 16 million is state regulated, which Jones et all don't really have control over. So, if we're being reasonable, this isn't about the stewardship of 54 million dollars its about the investment of about 8 million. Jim Ukrop is a very bright man and respected leader in our city and I think he nails it, here. We need to be thinking with long term vision in mind. What Ms. Savory Grain is totally missing is that losing her parking spot would equate to THOUSANDS of people riding past her restaurant every day. I'm no marketing guru, but that seems like a pretty lucrative trade off.

The reality of our city is it has expanded along Broad St. That's just how development has progressed over the past 50 years and unfortunately it is too spread out to navigate on bike or foot alone...we need a better transit infrastructure to diminish our dependency on cars. Connecting the different pockets of retail and thriving community will elevate our wonderful city that is at a huge tipping point to become an established, desirable metropolitan area.

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Posted by saunjon on 04/22/2015 at 9:57 AM

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