Originally Posted by george
I LMAO at those who are so flippant and opinionated about neighborhoods they don't live in or know little about.
You really don't need to live or know a lot about a particular neighborhood to make a casual assessment for a project like this.
It's not that large of a building. It's a given that street level program of this building will be retail.....which is replacing commercial use. It will likely have less of an impact as of what's there....truck docks for crying out loud!! You are replacing a lumber yard with a less intensive commercial use!
As for the residential component, we've pointed out it will have very little impact.
I read the residents' concerns and I believe a few points are valid. I'm happy they want no surface parking...about time more people stand up for this. The only point I disagreed on was the 4 vs 5 stories and concerns that this will create traffic problems.
Sorry if you felt my post was opinionated. I didn't realize commenting on development in someone else's neighborhood was disrespectful. I'll keep this in mind for all future gold coast / River North development.