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4 Ways to Fix the Market District
#31
The Drewlo development should be transformative, no?
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#32
I definitely respect it too, I didn't expect it.

Like I said, probably poor word choice, but my thinking is, if something needs fixing, doesn't that mean it's broken? It certainly needs improved upon. And I only make these suggestions and talk about it because I believe in the Market District. It could be such a cool part of downtown and it just feels like its not. It feels like if it got the same attention as King/Victoria it would be a VERY attractive part of DTK

You're right though with regards to developments. I think there just needs to be some forward momentum to get the ball rolling (think UW School of Pharmacy or the Tannery helping King/Vic)
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#33
(09-15-2018, 12:36 PM)panamaniac Wrote: The Drewlo development should be transformative, no?

I would hope it helps.  But I'm not sure a twin tower development will overhaul the area completely.  But it'll help
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#34
It will also help if/when the Market again starts opening on Wednesdays. I don't know when we'll get there, however ...
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#35
I went to Cameron Heights in 1990s when Tom Katz (the strip joint) was still open... the area is a lot better since the market has been built but I agree it’s a terrible building. It’s not really a lot easier to get around than the old market was. Who puts the main stairs in the middle of a column line? All those empty units out front don’t really help the ambiance either. For all my whining I don’t really have any good ideas about what to change.
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#36
(09-15-2018, 11:50 AM)Spokes Wrote:
(09-15-2018, 10:04 AM)darts Wrote: I've said it before as well. Developers are developing the other way making 'downtown' bigger but at the expense of making the otherside a whole lot less desirable.

There was a lot of city intervention (aka money) to get the King/Victoria area going, I wonder if they hoped the Market would do the same?

that intersection always had more users around it, it didn't really need any help
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#37
(09-15-2018, 12:44 PM)panamaniac Wrote: It will also help if/when the Market again starts opening on Wednesdays.  I don't know when we'll get there, however ...

See and I'm not sold on that.

Sure it'll help. But how much?  Something that's only open a couple days a week can only help so much

I actually think the market itself will play a small role in the success of the market district
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#38
(09-15-2018, 05:14 PM)darts Wrote:
(09-15-2018, 11:50 AM)Spokes Wrote: There was a lot of city intervention (aka money) to get the King/Victoria area going, I wonder if they hoped the Market would do the same?

that intersection always had more users around it, it didn't really need any help

I disagree.  When the city stepped in the entire downtown needed help
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