: News Article:
Hill District activists want money from arena parking
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07-15-2012, 04:12 PM
Join Date: Feb 2002
The best thing the Penguins can do for the Hill District as a whole is reconnect Wylie and Webster to the CBD.. Put a decked park overtop of the Crosstown Blvd (as they've shown in renderings) and develop the land in between based on market needs. Hand-outs aren't going to do any neighborhood any good over the long haul.
Like someone else mentioned.. These people asking for concessions, I wonder where they were when the Civic Arena was even first built. Were they living in the Hill District? Were they even alive at the time? The people that made the decisions to build the arena AND the people directly affected by it (and other urban redevelopment projects) are probably long, long gone. We're talking 50 years ago.
I want to see the Hill thriving, not because of the residents living there, but just for the good of the city as a whole. It's a rather depressing tract in the middle of an otherwise beautiful city. It could be a great place again.
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