That’s the question being asked in some quarters. If one listens to Mayor Mick Cornett, it seems that there is more being discussed with a potential MAPS 3 for projects along the river and in Core to Shore than in downtown itself. And certainly the city is already pouring millions into the area to buy up key properties.
But is this a misplaced priority? Some say Core to Shore development is decades away and that downtown isn’t close to being completely revived with office vacancy still at 23 percent (and about to rise due to the economy) and troubled landmarks like First National still out there. The city has gotten a lot of payoff from MAPS investments downtown. But will it get the same payoff from the river and Core to Shore?
And here’s a delicate question that is quite politically incorrect: who, exactly, stands to benefit from the city’s Core to Shore investments?
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