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Old Today, 09:24 AM
 
Location: Southwestern, USA
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Originally Posted by DrDog View Post
Isn’t growth of the University a good thing?
Sure, I just would not want to live in that exact area....I must say I will be more aware of events,
cuz I live just north of CC.




Oh my....the brick buildings that house Wooglins and the Watch shop etc....going! On Tejon at Cache!

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Old Today, 11:08 AM
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Location: Manitou Springs
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True. CC has long owned the stuff around them with an eye on their future needs. As a former planner this is just plain smart planning.

The growth of CC's campus seems excellent progress, far more than commercial retail of which there's an abundance. Having CC and UCCS down that way are clean, safe engines of economic activity and growth.

Disney did a similar thing in FL by buying up tens of thousands of acres of land, secretly, on the sly, under many names, before announcing DisneyWorld. That way they controlled every aspect of long term development rather than what happened to them in Anaheim, CA. In the Anaheim experience Disney built his park but every corporation and his brother built hotels, eateries and homes all around the perimeter of the park which denied Disney income from those businesses, but in FL you are essentially a hostage to DisneyWorld for convenient hotel and food choices.

Things like CC and UCCS (and we retirees) bring "free" money to the city since the city has to do precious little to get it, unlike the corporate / pro sports worlds that wants tax giveaways and taxpayer funding to choose any given city.
So true. This reminded me of an article I read recently, though I don't remember how I stumbled on it. It was about how stadium deals only benefit team owners while taxpayers get short shrift. Couldn't find it but found these:

https://www.pbs.org/newshour/nation/...ports-stadiums

https://www.brookings.edu/articles/s...orth-the-cost/

https://news.stanford.edu/2015/07/30...s-noll-073015/
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