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  • concerned taxpayer
    May 26, 2013 - 11:29

    Its time to continue the progress of cleaning up the downtown area . These buildings are currently in horrible condition and need to be replaced . Stop holding up progress and let them build there.

  • Oh My
    May 26, 2013 - 06:02

    Sheilagh O'Leary's thinking is why we are so far behind the times, downtown and why Halifax has moved so far ahead of St. John's in development. Saving rat infested run down eye sore buildings is why the center of the city is still a mess. Are they ever going to finish Henry Street. Its the slowest project in the world!

  • real westcoaster
    May 25, 2013 - 19:49

    cleaning up the east end! ... what about the north, south, and west?

  • janie
    May 25, 2013 - 18:06

    Dee, there is a big difference between parking for your family and building 2 beautiful structures to replace the eye sores that is currently at those locations, i'm guessing you want to see more of our sons and daughters moving to the mainland to find work because mom needs the city land for parking instead of 2 buildings that will employee locals for 2 years of construction and then the spin off jobs after they are built.

  • Joe
    May 25, 2013 - 15:24

    Improving any part of the city is to be congratulated, especially the east end. But have a process in place. Sheila O'Leary is right-- give equal opportunity to interested parties.

  • Christopher Chafe
    May 25, 2013 - 11:38

    What Ms. O'Leary does not say in the article, is that she is hoping the old fire station can become a haven for her artist buddies, as she has stated on her facebook group.

  • Madonna
    May 25, 2013 - 10:03

    We have been through this before several times....years ago it was Sobeys on Merrymeeting Rd.,them Dominion at Memorial Stadium....so many people voiced concerns and were against both projects...but eventually they were built and have had a great impact on the community . I live near these next two proposed projects and am all for it! That part of town needs a face lift and wil serve to inject more money and employment into the City....I understand the concerns....when the Marriott was built,it obscured some of the view we had of the harbor and Narrows...but progress must happen !

    • Jay
      May 27, 2013 - 14:25

      Madonna, They also had a great impact on the chain supermarkets' profit lines. These valuable properties in prime territory were practically given away because the city didn't have the sense to properly value them. Also, have you noticed the closed supermarkets which are nothing but eyesores.

  • Dee
    May 25, 2013 - 09:22

    Well Mr Reardon to start with people kick up a stink over vacant land in the down town area because it's who you are wether you can buy it or not.My mother who live just up the hill from you for over 40 years wanted to buy a piece of city land ( 2 years ago) across the street from her home for parking so at least her family could visit her,the land was broken up into 4 pieces but because she was not joined on to this land but across the street she was not allowed to buy a piece of this.So it's who you are and how much money you have wether the city will break the rules.And forget your councilor he was useless,so for 8 months I went back and forth with the city with the city but still no at the end,andyou know why this 80 year old woman did,nt have the money to back her up like these other bigger companies does.So Mr Reardon make sure you get it in writing that the city will take care of your business it won't take long for a big hotel to box you in and then bounce you out.

  • Parking
    May 25, 2013 - 08:27

    "He said a couple of years ago the company bought the Crazy Horse to build a hotel and boutique, but realized parking would be an issue. " That doesn't sound too bright. If you want to build anything downtown, parking is always an issue.

  • fogNL
    May 25, 2013 - 08:19

    Way to go Sheilagh! Way to save the old, dilapitated, eye sores of buildings from getting replaced by new, useful buildings! All in the name of heritage!

    • Eli
      May 25, 2013 - 14:24

      Not surprising you missed the point FOGNL. Put y'er shootin' iron back in its cage & when you digest her message come out either shootin' some sense or firin' blanks.