Durf, let me ask you an honest question. Are you some sort of sociopath? Why are you obsessed with trying to put other cities down. Does that make you feel better about yourself or the city in which YOU live (which you still haven't mentioned)?
Do you not get the hint that nobody wants you posting in the SJ forums?
Originally Posted by durf 2
That short sighted 101 N. San Jose development is what killing the downtown core of San Jose. The end of the redevelopment agency is the beginning of Downtown San Jose long downward spiral to death like back in the early 70's when the whole downtown was hallowed by vacant storefronts and empty lots. There's will be no development downtown without the agency investments with possible exceptions of a new court house(9 nine story) and the expansion of the convention center. That's it! I'm talking about the next 15 to 20 year time frame of dearth of construction and investments downtown. Downtown is currently is in the beginning of abandonment phase as the result of the whole valley community focusing on other cities and the city's outer area for investments and other activities. The Silicon Valley consumers mainly head to Los Gatos, Santana Row, Willow Glen, Campbell, Mountain View and Palo Alto for shopping, intertainment and restaurants and not much so to Downtown San Jose. This will increase over time, like 5 years from now, and Downtown San Jose will be a virtual ghost town with boarded up storefronts spreading throughout downtown. It's over for downtown since the agency is no longer there. I wish I was wrong, but that's highly unlikely so.