- Jul 21, 2017
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All the housing is needed however I agree. A huge concentration in one ominous looking block sends off a very bad vibe. Aka institutionalized poverty. Aka the industry of charity where more money goes into well-meaning but overly bureaucratic endeavours instead of more flexible programming and spaces... Also known as The Taj Mahal effect I believe. Whenever a corporation plans a brand new corporate bauble the place is sunk because priorities are lost and focus changes... If they took the same $ and even just spread it into 4 smaller regional sites it would have a better impact. Then again I'm sure some economic efficiencies in doing a mega-project with one set of NIMBY neighbours also has its appeals...Looks really nice, very excited by the possibility of more non-market housing getting built. That said, I worry that if this were ever built Chinatown would just become even more weighted down than it already is, these sorts of services really ideally need to be more spread out through the city.