Thursday, April 13, 2006

The downtown plan

Mayor Schock reminds us of the downtown plan.
Elgin Mayor Ed Schock said the plan is to use city amenities to bring in residential developments, which in turn will draw new commercial businesses.

"We're putting in all this civic infrastructure," he said, "and in addition to all the new amenities, the primary purpose is to bring in private investors. If you want people to live downtown, you have to give them a reason." (source: Elgin Courier 4/7/06)
So the plan is to bring 3 different groups into the downtown:
  1. Commercial businesses
  2. Residents
  3. Private Investors
"We are now replicating much of what (Schock) has done in Elgin — successfully, I hope — in Aurora," [Aurora Mayor] Weisner said.
I hope somebody tells him about the Planner's Blight.


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