I totally agree with you on the library blocks project. Bodo was huge for bringing people back to downtown and great for the people that were already there, the only thing i would wanna see change is the design. I wasnt liking the way it looked from what they put in the newspaper, IMO i think it should be more modern and not brick or brown/tan/beige/any others that fit the category if changed dont get me wrong old style and brick is rad but with the library blocks being so close to bodo it might be too much in one spot.
As for the affordable "rent" as you said
, this is a great point, im nowhere near coming close to being able to afford a condo let alone penthouse in a high rise downtown but it would totally be awesome to expand the civic plaza or even bring more apartments directly to the downtown area especially in high rise form. Im in a house right now and would leave it in a heartbeat if an affordable mid or highrise apartment building found its way to the downtown core.
As for the Capital Terrace housing, well with lawsuits hey, you bought a place in the middle of downtown, buildings get built in downtown, lol you'd think people would realize that
i moved to boise from new york city a while back if i was going to move into a building like the aspen it would not just be for the mountains but the downtown scene as well but then again thats just me so who knows