I'm saying that if you want something that badly, you better have some capital to put forth. To make someone build something that will be a lose is just as silly. Like building a restaurant right next door to a meat packing plant and then make them spend a fortune on a patio because all restaurants must have a patio.Are you seriously claiming we should have a libertarian approach to local land use regulation?
Not ever foot of sidewalk in any city is going to have doors and windows on it. I would have preferred that they had put retail under the Be Match building instead of a garage door. There they had a real chance at foot traffic and playing off the Fulton and 600 hopeful retail. The area you want just does not have that foot traffic. On 5th YES, but that is the grade change, on 6th not so much. There is basically nothing else on that side of the street due to the Trash burner and LRT track for close to 2 blocks, that will prevent anything else being build there for a very long time. Face it Matt, you will not change my mind any more than I will change yours. I've watch 35 years of developments that have gone well and those that went belly up due to bad choices that did not make economic sense. Empty buildings and store fronts built where there was not a market for them. Like all developments, it is LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION that makes or breaks a development, not land use.