The following comment was just left on my post about Twitter reflecting attitudes toward downtown:
Comment by Shelly on June 1, 2011 @ 11:23 am | Edit This
Again, I am not in my 20′s or 30′s but my husband and I would love to live downtown. But for our life style there seems to be nothing in our price range. We need more than 1000 sq feet and less than 250,000 grand. Where is our spot? And I am sure there are more of us!!!
Shelly, you’re not alone. I count at least a couple dozen of you who have expressed this frustration to me. I’ve heard all the reasons and excuses, but truth be told, with all that the city is doing to revive the urban core, I struggle to understand why it can’t team up with the private sector to address this market need. I know some of THE CITY’S (change as correctly suggested by Jeff Click) best and brightest builders and developers are daily readers of this blog. Guys, gals, what will it take to get you to build a home for Shelly and dozens like her?