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Old 05-23-2018, 04:38 PM
 
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Is it targeted to purposely and strategically “bottom out” and proceed with redevelopment? Are investors waiting for the “green light”?

If anyone has insight, please chime in.
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Old 05-24-2018, 01:04 PM
 
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Yup. They try to confuse us talking about things like the decline of manufacturing, racial issues and changing demographics. The reality, of course, is that residents are secretly being moved out in the middle of the night. Been going on for decades. I have it on good authority that in 7 months, the last of the current residents will be gone. The next day, downtown Gary will be suddenly filled with artistinal coffee shops, boutiques, farm to table restaurants and pricey condos filled with white millennials taking a new express train to downtown Chicago for work.
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Old 05-25-2018, 07:31 AM
 
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Yup. They try to confuse us talking about things like the decline of manufacturing, racial issues and changing demographics. The reality, of course, is that residents are secretly being moved out in the middle of the night. Been going on for decades. I have it on good authority that in 7 months, the last of the current residents will be gone. The next day, downtown Gary will be suddenly filled with artistinal coffee shops, boutiques, farm to table restaurants and pricey condos filled with white millennials taking a new express train to downtown Chicago for work.
Wow, interesting insight. I just seems unreal that a city of Gary's size would have such prolonged and crumbling infrastructure. However, the blueprint you outline fits with the long-term strategic plan.
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Old 05-25-2018, 09:18 AM
 
Location: Sweet Home Chicago!
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Yup. They try to confuse us talking about things like the decline of manufacturing, racial issues and changing demographics. The reality, of course, is that residents are secretly being moved out in the middle of the night. Been going on for decades. I have it on good authority that in 7 months, the last of the current residents will be gone. The next day, downtown Gary will be suddenly filled with artistinal coffee shops, boutiques, farm to table restaurants and pricey condos filled with white millennials taking a new express train to downtown Chicago for work.

haha, I think I'll take the wife and kids to Gary next year for vacation. Sounds awesome! Do you think the beach, amusement park and pier will be operational by then?
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Old 05-25-2018, 10:49 AM
 
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The beach is fantastic here and our little corner of Gary is coming along just fine. I think the larger city has bottomed out and certain areas besides Miller may see more reinvestment.
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Old 05-25-2018, 10:58 AM
 
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master plan: finish vacating and bomb it out and bulldoze it
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Old 05-25-2018, 11:30 AM
 
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Wildwest....Gary has some serious assets. chicagolands only national park...a 6milebeach...incredible natural beauty/biodiversity, the nations largest steel mill (not everyone suffers from industriphobia) some of Chicagolands greatest terrain (dunes), the nexus of transpirtation of norrh America, a big ten university campus, a thriving airport housing Boeings cirpirate fleet, a stabilizing population, and Chicagoland vibe with Indiana taxes. We arent quite at firebombing level...wait and see.
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Old 05-25-2018, 02:29 PM
 
Location: City of North Las Vegas, NV
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Wildwest....Gary has some serious assets. chicagolands only national park...a 6milebeach...incredible natural beauty/biodiversity, the nations largest steel mill (not everyone suffers from industriphobia) some of Chicagolands greatest terrain (dunes), the nexus of transpirtation of norrh America, a big ten university campus, a thriving airport housing Boeings cirpirate fleet, a stabilizing population, and Chicagoland vibe with Indiana taxes. We arent quite at firebombing level...wait and see.
sure, don't disagree with that but best to level everything minus a few structures, above mentioned and older Victorian homes and then build up. Keep Miller.
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Old 05-25-2018, 10:06 PM
 
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sure, don't disagree with that but best to level everything minus a few structures, above mentioned and older Victorian homes and then build up. Keep Miller.
Not sure where the Victorian homes are?
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Old 05-26-2018, 08:33 AM
 
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Not sure where the Victorian homes are?
Victorian architecture seems to apply more to Crown Point. Gary has an abundance of Tudor, Craftsman, Bungalow, and even a few Frank Lloyd Wright homes.
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