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Light rail would make me leave the car at home.
@newguy:It´s not about whether or not Target wants to negotiate. The fact is that the current site plan does not adhere to CC1 Centers and Corridors, the Comprehensive Plan, or the 2009 Developers´ Agreement, and planning officials are throwing a blind eye because they are in collusion with the developers. Target is totally free to go in there, and Dave Black is totally free to develop it. If they follow CC1, SCP, and the 2009 DA. This is a matter of law, not of NIMBYism.
And Dave Black thinks that this facade fits with the Developers´ Agreement, which called for a unified facade among the three parcels and one unique to this area of Spokane?!This is literally Target´s "A" store design. Exactly what Spokane and Southgate residents REJECTED in 2009.(A-D, where D is the most unique design and A is the stock design).
Shame on Dave Black. As a resident of the neighborhood and as someone who has followed local development diligently for years, I am disgusted by the level of contempt that he has shown for a neighborhood which desires to be defined according to their plans, rather than according to his pocketbook. I am absolutely in awe that someone could be so blatantly unyielding.We WANT the site to be developed. We WANT Target. We just want it according to the vision that we have for the neighborhood, and many other developers (cough--GREENSTONE--cough) would work with us in order to make it work. They did it before with Adirondack Village and the Village at Regal Pond. We can do it again.But Dave Black--one of the people most holding Spokane back--is going to screw everyone over, ignoring the 2009 DA, CC1, and the SCP. It fails logic, and I sincerely hope that something gets in his way before he shoves it down everyone´s throat and ruins the South Hill once and for all.
art_girl_28:I would be silently, humbly proud that a photo of my artwork is published and take solace in the fact that if others don´t know, I do. And that would be all that matters. I´m not typically a vain person.
@John Weingarten:Actually, the Catholic teaching on abortion as part of Catholic Social Teaching (often referred to as the Church´s "best-kept secret") is that abortion is a symptom of a larger societal problem. The Magisterium recognizes that abortion is a complex issue that has many different cultural, political, economic, and spiritual dimensions. In many cases, in order to solve the problem (i.e. reduce abortions, rather than simply criminalize them), we have to take a look at what precisely is causing people to abort. In many cases--in fact, in most cases--it is an economic decision. Perhaps then we should provide better support for people who choose to carry their children to term and eventually keep their child. Perhaps we should provide easier access to adoption.Right-to-life issues like abortion and euthanasia are indeed critical issues of our time. But they are issues under a larger tapestry: that of social injustice. Social injustice is the defining issue of our time, and abortion, euthanasia, the death penalty, immigration, poverty, etc. are all a part of that. The Magisterium would agree here. Cupich is undeniably correct.The teaching Church (of which Bishop Cupich is a part) does indeed teach that the taking of any innocent life is a fundamental wrong. But it also teaches that we should be constructive in our criticisms, that we should take all think critically about our approach to societal injustice. Fr. Cupich, after the sexual abuse scandal that plagued the Catholic Church in Spokane for many years, is exactly the type of bishop that we need. He´s exactly the type of voice our nation needs. A resolute leader who can think critically and who understands that in order to solve the problem you eventually must sit down and talk. Just talk.That´s all I have to say to you.
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