The Brach site is privately owned. If the owners don't want to sell it, then the city could institue a procedure called eminent domain. The problem with Eminent Domain is that the Supreme Court ruled in the case of Kelo vs. New London Ct that it is OK for the goverment to take land which isn't generating lots of taxes and give it to entities that will generate more taxes.
Those with no vision seem oblivious to the fact that eminent domain case be used to take our houses to give to someone who will generate more tax dollars. Tear down those frame houses and put up condos that will generate twice the taxes and who the residents don't need to constantly call the city for service.
Here's a link to a story on that case.
BILLION DOLLAR WINNER - THE NOVEL
9 years ago