Developers are not going to run away from Raleigh because they don't get the bargain basement deal that they were hoping to get. The economics of it is that requiring a plaza, a park, a fountain will only help Raleigh. Blanket high rises are no smarter than blanket 7 stories. In many ways, the change to the environment around large buildings that results is more dramatic and impacts utilities, parking, traffic, and the like. Developers would prefer to build a cost-effective property and walk away with the profits. They will give Raleigh only what we demand.
Frack the Old Well. It's old and there is already a hole in the ground, so it would save money that could be used for more exploration.
I agree with Mr. Silver about a light rail. The main areas need to be connected before any sort of 'system' is considered. I would suggest getting people from Raleigh to RTP and the airport to be a first step. I-40 and 54 are unsafe during commuter hours right now, and everyone who takes a flight here or out should not have to rent a car to get to town or to the airport.
The Tiny House movement does not necessarily entail rudimentary living conditions; it is about a smaller footprint. Many if not most are fully equipped with electricity and plumbing. Often they use passive solar, greywater systems, and the like.
All sorts of strange bands like Green Day started out in unused commercial property.
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