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Old 06-10-2019, 06:25 PM
 
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After coasting to an easy victory last week in what was expected to be a competitive and potentially groundbreaking Democratic primary election, City Councilman Kenyatta Johnson returned to Council just two days later with his eyes set on regulating new construction in his fast-gentrifying district ó a contentious subject that was seen as a key issue in his primary race.

Johnson, who represents much of South Philadelphia, introduced a bill during City Councilís May 23 session that would ban balconies and bay windows across Point Breeze and Grays Ferry. The two architectural features would still be allowed outside of those two neighborhoods, but according to the bill, the distance from which they can project from a building would continue to be regulated.
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Old 06-10-2019, 06:38 PM
 
Location: Suburb of Chicago
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I read the article. Where does Johnson claim the changes to the buildings are racist?
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Old 06-10-2019, 06:50 PM
 
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Standard liberal lunacy. Nothing new.
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Old 06-10-2019, 10:58 PM
 
Location: Jewel Lake (Sagle) Idaho
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Just when you're convinced Democrats can't get anyone dumber, another one shows up and goes "hold my beer".
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Old 06-11-2019, 08:03 AM
 
Location: East Lansing, MI
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I read the article. Where does Johnson claim the changes to the buildings are racist?


I didn't see it, either.


Now, I hate bay windows and would gladly see them die a quick death, but that's for my own personal aesthetic reasons....
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Old 06-11-2019, 08:16 AM
 
Location: Raleigh NC
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I read the article. Where does Johnson claim the changes to the buildings are racist?
he doesn't, so pretty indicative of the political discourse "gotcha" that's so popular here.

However, "gentrification" is a code word for "white interlopers and racist against existing black residents", and that word was used several times.
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Old 06-11-2019, 08:37 AM
 
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Gentrification is not limited to whites an blacks. There are several other races that come into play and folks can be displaced by others in their own race...


As far as the building elements I think a lot of people do not understand what they are looking at. Most of those buildings had overhangs not bay windows. And there was no explanation of a bay window vs bowfront. I'm also not sure if they meant the cantilevers were over actual public land or simply the public right of way or setbacks- two very different scenarios.


Ironically when you limit what can be built to actual drives up prices more quickly because it limits supply or makes existing larger homes/buildings more advantageous.


There is also an argument to be made for building/community preservation efforts which are pretty much color blind.
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Old 06-11-2019, 08:44 AM
 
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Gentrification is not limited to whites an blacks. There are several other races that come into play and folks can be displaced by others in their own race...


As far as the building elements I think a lot of people do not understand what they are looking at. Most of those buildings had overhangs not bay windows. And there was no explanation of a bay window vs bowfront. I'm also not sure if they meant the cantilevers were over actual public land or simply the public right of way or setbacks- two very different scenarios.


Ironically when you limit what can be built to actual drives up prices more quickly because it limits supply or makes existing larger homes/buildings more advantageous.


There is also an argument to be made for building/community preservation efforts which are pretty much color blind.
While technically true, you're kidding yourself if you believe that the term as used in modern political discourse does not refer to whites moving into minority communities, which makes the term inherently racial as used. There is zero outrage when wealthier blacks are moving in displacing poorer blacks.
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Old 06-11-2019, 08:54 AM
 
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What horrific architecture.
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Old 06-11-2019, 09:43 AM
 
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Perhaps it's because some parts of Philadelphia should look like Philadelphia not Seattle or some other non-descript West-Coast city.

The second floors of those buildings look like IKEA "Build a Second Floor" kits. Old brick to light pastel upper second floors looks hideous.
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