The weekly link roundup is a collection of links related to Newburgh, revitalization, urban planning and anything else that might inspire change or create dialogue. Photo by Cher Vick
Where the Brave Dare Not Go [CP]
Does Small, Local Retail Matter?[AC]
Brooklyn Brewery coming to Orange County [THR]
A code transforms a commercial strip corridor [CNU]
Revitalizing Neighborhoods and Engaging Youth [PRC]
Legoland developer, Middletown seek state grants [THR]
From Suburban Office Park to a New Downtown in Florida [UL]
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– ‘Nothing brave about holding your neighbor in contempt for an absolute system…property taxes. I’m not giving the no payers a pass, rather, I’m contending that this article is deflecting from its own assertion regarding “equitable systems”. Residential property taxes weren’t initiated to fully fund healthcare and retirement plans running at their current rate of inflation or ‘expected’ rate of return, respectively. If some “brave” soul thinks making good on 2% to 10% is going to offset this, their regalia is restricting blood flow to their brain.
– Of course small successful retail matters.
– Brewery? Maybe…http://www.midhudsonnews.com/News/2016/November/18/BrookBrew_tabled-18Nov16.html
– Form-based codes…great concept. But can ‘New Urbanism’ stand on its own without PILOTs?
– More mental indoctrination…because it’s been working so well. ‘Best not plant any ‘weeping trees in the parks.
– The fact that a ‘Legoand’ is #2 in NY’s receiving line of economic priorities is testament as to why the state is losing residents at a rate of 2% a year while the poverty level hasn’t improved… http://regionalcouncils.ny.gov/sites/default/files/regions/midhudson/MH_ProgressReport2016.pdf