Sunday, February 20, 2011

Civic Investment: Glitzy Hotels or Neighborhoods?

"[A]s the city prepares to put forward the best possible face for next year's Super Bowl, visitors won't have to venture far from Downtown to find neighborhoods unlikely to make it on any postcard.

"Travel in any direction from Lucas Oil Stadium and within minutes, you'll end up in a neighborhood where blight has set down deep roots."

Just a snippet from an excellent story by Erika D. Smith in today's Indianapolis Star.

Especially interesting when contrasted with the excessive coverage of the private gala at the new J.W. Marriott. Couldn't some of the tax dollars invested in that project benefiting the White family of Merrillville been put to better use in rebuilding Indy?

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