Originally Posted by miaht82
Then we disagree.
But I don't think I'm digging too deep, I just think you aren't digging at all and accepting it for face value.
To me this is the "Little Italy" proposal on a grander scale. Sure the city has 600 people that were born in Italy (made up number), so even if you build a "Little Italy", will it really attract more Italians? or even attract those Italians living here to congregate around this development?
What attracted the "Asians" here in the first place? and what kept them coming?
The first answer is probably jobs and opportunities, the second is probably word-of-mouth chatter amongst family and friends.
Building a new project and calling it something to attract others has a very small likelihood of working. Taking the existing environment, such as some portions of the Fred. Rd. corridor and labeling it, say, "Little India", would have a better chance of succeeding; its taking the real way that things happen and working with it.
The little italy is building off of something, an already italian American building that already hosts Italian American events. It's no, different than market square.
This Asian town development is trying build upon something. The asian groups behind it choose that locate for a reason and their idea isn't a bad one. I honestly don't get why you're so bothered by it. It's a Develoment aimed at Asian people, businesses, restaurants, etc. No different than surprise surprise Market Square or any other "strip mall" on military aimed at the latin community.
I along with others fail to see the problem with this proposed development.