Seriously, can anyone make heads or tails of this new C-P article?
Subcontractor quotes come in high after hitting the streets of reality (or whatever the diddly) all the time, but miracle of miracles, somehow things get built. There have been multiple huge gaudy press events with mayors, county executives and URA officials. So even if the problem truly has been inexperience, incompetence or non-criminal corruption among the development team, could not said public officials have gently redirected the responsibility into more reliable hands by now? In-charge people are the best at being in-charge.
DIMLY RELATED: The Penguins are looking to the creators of Philadelphia’s “Xfinity Live!” for ideas on how to develop the arena footprint. A local architect / planning bloggers’ review has surfaced terming that development “a Downtown Simulator” for “suburbanites too scared to walk around Center City.”
*-IMPROVEMENT: It has been brought to my attention that this blog post evinces “lazy writing” and “evasive circumlocution”. So indulge me in a mulligan as I highlight two pull-quotes from AmyJo Brown’s City Paper article:
“There’s a core feeling in this community that this project is being made to be more complicated than it needs to be,” says Cheryl Hall-Russell…
“There’s no one person they’re blaming for it, but there seems to be this thought process that they — ‘they’ — don’t want us to have a store,” she says. “They tell me that ‘you’re going to discover that ‘they’re’ going to put barriers in your way. We believe in you, but don’t underestimate ‘their’ power to stop this from happening.'”
Yeah, mark me down as one of those.