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Jun 5, 2013 12:42AM
My knowledge is of Canadian cities... often the barrier to re-creating neighborhoods is that accessibility issues are not addressed unless new buildings are built or significant renovations are done. Thus... rather than being given support to renovate their homes or to access disability related products such as automatic doors, ramps, lifts, people are forced to sell their homes before they are ready.  The homes are fixed up and go on the market and they go... to a nursing home... enabling communities to retain their coherence through providing adequate disability and aging support to enable people to continue to live well and safely in their homes is important. When seniors and persons with disabilities are present in a neighborhood and are provided security and protection, respect and recognition... when they have a role and an ability to fulfill that role.... it is a community. When there is no acknowledgement of the needs of seniors and persons with disabilities, no intervention to assist them to maintain their independence.. when they have lost ground... then the community is hollow... the bonds between people shallow..
May 14, 2012 3:11AM
I bought a house south of Columbia City in Upper Rainier Beach for $58.500 over 25 year's go it is an easy walk to every thing. My friend thought I was #*%#** NUT'S Oh did I say it is just a long block away from lake washington now they think that I was very smart ( Seattle )

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"Why, it's Mr. Tyler!" exclaimed Jess, who had a better view from where she sat on the log that spanned Riddle Creek. "Oh, Roy, something's sure to happen to him! He's awfully feeble."

"And there's a train almost due," added Eva. "What can he be thinking of to attempt such a thing?"

Jan 31, 2012 5:21AM
You must have sent it here--Live in a little town in Eastern Pa, was a great town few years ago--now we have the blight, drugs, and prostitution, and have been invaded by a major influx from the cities of Philly and New York.  AND YOU CANNOT WALK THE STREETS HER AFTER SUNDOWN...
Jan 31, 2012 5:18AM

Greenville???  Was there in the late 80's for computer seminars---thought it was a gorgeous town then--loved to visit there as I have 3-4 years in a row in the latter 80's.must have been bad much longer than 20 years ago


Jan 31, 2012 4:57AM
Clay Huey is right about Greenville, SC.  Twenty years ago, you wouldn't walk downtown in fear of your life.  Drugs and prostitution were everywhere.  Just this past  October, Forbe's Magizine named it one of the top ten most beautiful downtowns in the country
Mar 18, 2011 4:58AM

Urban revitalization has always been easy

Find a place with great architectural bones and the force the poor people out

Mixed income living is a myth...why would i want to live with poor people...been there, done that ... most are good but the rotten few really, really mess it up

Feb 26, 2011 11:08AM
I still live in the home I bought 25 years ago in Rainier Beach ( Seattle )
Feb 26, 2011 9:18AM
Neighborhood revitalization is great while it is individuals working on their own homes to make things nicer, and the prices aren't pushing long-time lower-income residents out. Once the "developers" move in, it's a different story: fancy up the facade, jack up the prices, and push folks who live there already out, not in the name of restoration, but only for the profit. And the originality and personality of the neighborhood is lost, sanitized, corporatized, and disneyfied. Rich folks getting back to someone else's roots.
Feb 26, 2011 8:28AM
  Take a look at Gale's Addition, Port Angeles Washington.  It used to be in the downwind "Plume"   (think the constant smell of rotten Sour Kruat) of the paper mill. The mill closed a little over ten years ago and the area has recently started a cleanup and growth spurt.  With easy access to highway 101 and a good waterview across the straights of Juan de Fuca, to Victoria Canada, there is good potential here.  If you add in the recent installation of a sewer main to service the new Wallmart and the new ford dealership going in, Just to the east along 101.  There is also the Plan by the Port Athourity do develop a facility for the local hi tech Composite company which is supposed to allow them to add 300 new employees. 
Feb 26, 2011 7:54AM
Great photograph of Phoenix, but it's misleading.  This photograph shows buildings that are 11 blocks, more than a mile away from Rosevelt Row in Phoenix.   Roosevilt is a great way to spend a Friday evening. Hit it at 6pm check out the bars and galleries, then to beat the crowds around 8:30 or 9pm, head over to Grand Avenue for some interesting non-mainstream art, bands, theater, and clothing. Right hand lane of Grand Avenue is parking on weekend evenings so lots of places to park.

Feb 26, 2011 7:52AM
The downtown area of Greenville, SC from The Reddy River Falls Park and along South Main Street could be added to the list. It is a delightful place to spend time on the weekend especially. We visited there last week. 
Feb 26, 2011 6:33AM
Should have listed the Cooper Young area of Memphis, Tn.  Has gone up in value for the last 30 years and did not lose during the recent downturn.
Feb 26, 2011 6:32AM
So we are celebrating gentrification now?? Sad sad day
Feb 26, 2011 6:08AM
Have you been to West Hartford, CT lately??????
Feb 26, 2011 5:41AM
I bought a house south of Columbia City in Upper Rainier Beach for $58.500 over 25 year's go it is an easy walk to every thing. My friend thought I was #*%#** NUT'S Oh did I say it is just a long block away from lake washington now they think that I was very smart ( Seattle )
Feb 26, 2011 5:05AM

What happened to the residents?

Priced out of the marked by economic bullies.

Feb 25, 2011 11:31PM
You have got to be kidding me.  That town has never built squat. Just a blight today with an airport.
Feb 25, 2011 3:45PM
They're trying to do the same with Seattle's International District. Hopefully it works there too.
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