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Old 11-27-2017, 04:40 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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One segment of the population that can be affected are older people. Some might have lived in the same home for many decades, and now survive on nothing but social security. Even though the house may be paid for, it might be worth so much that the property taxes are now too high to be compatible with their social security income.
That scenario you describe (you own your home, but its appreciation causes prop taxes to skyrocket) is exactly what I read happened in CA during the 1970s--this ultimately resulted in CA's Prop 13 to become law.
But, Colorado's property taxes are a relative bargain, especially compared to states like NY, NJ, MN and IL. So I don't know why gentrification wouldn't be welcome, UNLESS you're a renter and you don't like millennials and hipsters, lol.
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Old 11-27-2017, 06:29 PM
 
Location: Aurora, CO
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The problem I have with protesting gentrification is that, like it or not, Five Points is exponentially better today than it was 20-30 years ago. Prior to gentrification Five Points was a no-go for a LOT of people. It was a crime-ridden dump. Hang around there long enough and you were likely to get mugged or shot. What is it that the protesters want? A return to the "good old days" of drug deals and daily gun play?
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Old 11-28-2017, 08:19 AM
 
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The problem I have with protesting gentrification is that, like it or not, Five Points is exponentially better today than it was 20-30 years ago. Prior to gentrification Five Points was a no-go for a LOT of people. It was a crime-ridden dump. Hang around there long enough and you were likely to get mugged or shot. What is it that the protesters want? A return to the "good old days" of drug deals and daily gun play?
Funny thing is, I think they do. Watching the news this morning, they were interviewing one protester who said (paraphrasing), five points was predominately an African American neighborhood and they want to keep it as an African American neighborhood. I have to wonder if these same people complaining about gentrification would also be complaining when the drugs and crime return.
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Old 11-28-2017, 08:41 AM
 
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I'm being so right now. We look to be out by the end of July.

Capitol Hill used to have affordable small apartments for working people without college degrees. That is officially GONE. The average 1 bedroom here - even an old unremodeled little joke I saw at 8th and Sherman - is around $1,000 a month. These are small apartments in old buildings that used to be hotels. Kitchenettes, living room and bedroom the size of a litter box.

I have lived in Capitol Hill since 1990. It's now over. Thankfully I have another adult with a steady income in the home or I'd be consigned to a gang area like North Aurora, which actually may happen anyway, due to neither of us owning a car.

Cornerstone are among a few common management companies renting around here. They don't take pets.
You do realize that you displaced other residents who used to live in the cheap little hotels but likely couldn't afford to stay there when the places were converted to apartments. You were the first wave of gentrification. Now the second wave is moving in.
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Old 11-28-2017, 09:56 AM
 
Location: Denver
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You do realize that you displaced other residents who used to live in the cheap little hotels but likely couldn't afford to stay there when the places were converted to apartments. You were the first wave of gentrification. Now the second wave is moving in.
People often forget this. Whenever you move ANYWHERE you are often displacing someone else.
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Old 11-28-2017, 11:48 PM
 
Location: Earth
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What was the ethnic majority in the district before it was black?
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Old 11-29-2017, 07:14 AM
 
Location: Washington Park, Denver
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What was the ethnic majority in the district before it was black?
There wasn’t one. Your hypothesis is wrong and frankly a pathetic attempt to delegitimization the feelings of a large group of people who you don’t like.
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Old 11-29-2017, 07:54 AM
 
Location: Upper Left Hand Corner
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I think you need a heart transplant. I'm sure there is an empty space where your heart should have been.
^^^^^^^^^^^^^

This in spades!
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Old 11-30-2017, 01:48 PM
 
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Denver is land locked. So matter how you slice it the pie is only so big.
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Old 11-30-2017, 02:36 PM
 
Location: In The Thin Air
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Denver is land locked. So matter how you slice it the pie is only so big.
OK? Do you have a point?
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