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Old 08-19-2008, 12:53 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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For Dallas:

Mockingbird Ln corridor near I-35. I would like to see better landscaping and greenery planted and have the dated office buildings and shopping centers refacaded. It's the main corridor for those travelling through Dalllas on I-35 and coming to/from Dallas to DFW airport and Love Field.
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Old 08-19-2008, 01:01 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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For San Diego:
Probably the Sports Arena/Midway area. It's really close to the airport, Old Town, SeaWorld, and Mission/Pacific Beaches which are all big tourists spots in the city. The area is just filled with ugly, tacky strip malls and motels. It has a lot of restaurants and retail, including one of SD's busiest (Phil's BBQ), plus a lot of hotels so I assume a lot of visitors stay or go to the area. But there is also an ugly, dated arena and a fair amount of strip clubs b/c the area doesn't have any residential developments. It's just an ugly, tacky areas of the city that needs to be redeveloped as it's pretty central and has some good businesses.
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Old 08-19-2008, 01:23 PM
 
Location: yeah
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North Valley
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Old 08-19-2008, 01:53 PM
 
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The west and south sides of Chicago are too much of the city to really count.

If I was going to redevelop a specific area, I would say the area between Hyde Park and the South Loop. With the lake to the east, South Loop to the north, IIT right in the middle and Hyde Park starting at around 51st street, this area between 22nd street and 51st streets would really fill in a nice gap and expand the "nice" area of the city from way up on north side all the way down to Washington Park and 60th Street.

A really great asset to have a solid 20 miles of decent neighborhoods without any huge breaks. It would let the city be more healthy as far as building those areas further and further west in its redevelopment of the whole area.
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Old 08-19-2008, 03:55 PM
 
Location: Southeast Missouri
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Probably North St. Louis. It has a bad reputation and is somewhat blighted.
It would be nice to put something in the 51-acre Pruitt-Igoe space.
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Old 08-19-2008, 04:41 PM
 
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First, I would develop Elliot Park. It enjoys proximity to downtown and a great stock of historic brownstones. However, it lacks the retail, commerical and entertainment options that it should have. It has many open lots that could accomodate both commercial and residential development. The development of Elliot Park could bring thousands of new residents and stimulate the retail economics of the downtown area.
Then, I would do the same to the area around Lake and Nicollet. It would be on a smaller scale than Elliot Park, but would extend the vibrancy of Uptown further down Lake Street.
Lastly, the Hiawatha Avenue corridor should be deindustrialized. Old warehouses and industrial sites could lead way to housing that would enjoy a nearby light rail line. This is already occuring, but could be on a larger scale.
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Old 08-19-2008, 05:47 PM
 
Location: New Albany, Indiana (Greater Louisville)
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Def the area around Churchill Downs (horse racing's most famous track), which is a cesspool filled with halfway houses for sex offenders, homeless people, and drug dealers.
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