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Gary Scoggin

While it’s great that this project is moving forward, I struggle to see how Ike funding should have played a role.

Jim Casey

I wonder if buying these properties creates an opportunity for extending Avenue H to 61st St. That was discussed a few years ago, but the incinerator was the sticking point then.

Bailey Jones

I'm sorry to see those old smokestacks go, but I'm sure it was for the best. I wonder if this might be an opportunity for the city to build an entertainment / festival venue to address some of the concerns of downtown businesses? It occurs to me that traffic to this site wouldn't impact most of the rest of the island (not counting I45 of course).

Bryan Manuele

Anyone who's ever visited a destination city such as Sarasota Tampa and other Sunbelt areas is well aware of the enormous appeal botanic gardens have to tourists. Such a project would tic many boxes a whole new attraction massive beautification wildlife refuge etc.

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