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Re: “Dix Hill today and proposed plans

Dix Park should not become a playground for the elite, but a respite for everyone of all classes in Raleigh and surrounding communities. It should be a place for children to fly kites and sail paper boats, family picnics, holidays and memories that arent overshadowed by the hustle and bustle of not only a neighborhood but by commerce as well. How relaxed does one feel watching harried executives and overworked employees running to and from the office? How often has any one gone to Bedford or Falls River (neighborhoods) to enjoy their facilities and parks if one doesnt reside in the neighborhood. How soon would it be before OUR PARK,OUR LEGACY becomes not the park for many but a glorified back yard for a fraction of Raleigh citizens paid for by our tax revenue? It is suggested that this will bring tax revenue into the area but what about the areas surrounding the park, would they not do the same if developed? How much more would they bring to the city with the increased land value and desirability of a view of the park and a view of downtown? It has always seemed that people wanted to live and work across the street from Central Park and pay really good money to do so. I think I would like to have my cake and eat it too by creating a park for everyone and having even more revenue from surrounding development that can pay for it.

Posted by cspencer on 12/01/2006 at 12:13 PM

Re: “Imagine Dix

Dix Park should not become a playground for the elite, but a respite for everyone of all classes in Raleigh and surrounding communities. It should be a place for children to fly kites and sail paper boats, family picnics, holidays and memories that arent overshadowed by the hustle and bustle of not only a neighborhood but by commerce as well. How relaxed does one feel watching harried executives and overworked employees running to and from the office? How often has any one gone to Bedford or Falls River (neighborhoods) to enjoy their facilities and parks if one doesnt reside in the neighborhood. How soon would it be before OUR PARK,OUR LEGACY becomes not the park for many but a glorified back yard for a fraction of Raleigh citizens paid for by our tax revenue? It is suggested that this will bring tax revenue into the area but what about the areas surrounding the park, would they not do the same if developed? How much more would they bring to the city with the increased land value and desirability of a view of the park and a view of downtown? It has always seemed that people wanted to live and work across the street from Central Park and pay really good money to do so. I think I would like to have my cake and eat it too by creating a park for everyone and having even more revenue from surrounding development that can pay for it.

Posted by cspencer on 12/01/2006 at 12:11 PM

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