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Calif. High Court Rules State Can Abolish Redevelopment Agencies

North Park's redevelopment was successful due to the throngs of young entrepreneurs moving into the neighborhood in the late 1990's long before the North Park Theater was renovated. These young people had visions of unique restaurants and business that did not fit the mall model. They followed their visions without any money from the city. In fact, the North Park Theater and the nice sidewalks on University are not where this success occurred. Rather, it was on tangent streets such as Ray Street and 30th all the way to South Park. These areas were not fitted with new sidewalks or benches and the North Park Theater is now empty. Development money does not develop neighborhoods, people do.

December 29, 2011 at 2:07 p.m. ( | suggest removal )