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mercurypa

Are there new plans for the Hill?

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For all of the short-sighted people who protested against the casino and free redevelopment of their neighborhood thank you. When will you begin to rebuild your own neighborhood? How will you attract development and new residents? When will you take responsibility for crime and blight? Maybe others should protest any more public subsidies for those who don't appreciate it. Good Luck.

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Calm down. Majestic Star pledged $350 million to redevelop the Lower Hill (without the potentially destabilizing force of a casino). This is pretty much equivalent to Isle of Capri's pledge (sans arena and casino).

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Frankly I am very tired of the IOC as a miracle that would be foolish to turn down talk. There are many considerations - the IOC's financial state and many other things.

Secondly what was offered is not necessarily "free" and third, other poor residents can't develop a neighborhood. Most are trying to get by, and taking care of their property, but they can't build a flashy complex of condos and apartments.

I can't. Can you?

Without this arena hoopla, nobody would have said (hey Uptown would be a great area for an arena)

Nobody would have said that.

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I suppose poor people can't find their way on the bus to the casino. Oh well. I suppose there will be many offers to help revitalize the area.

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Without this arena hoopla, nobody would have said (hey Uptown would be a great area for an arena)

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Without this arena hoopla, nobody would have said (hey Uptown would be a great area for an arena)

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We don't really know why the Isle of Capri plan wasn't chosen. It may not have anything to do with the protests.

Anyway, Don Barden has pledged money to develop the lower Hill.

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I don't think that the protests are necessary to know that that area is not a good location for a casino.

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I am very skeptical of Don Bardens plan for the hill. Every article you read says something to the effect of perhaps, possibly, maybe, he will do the 350 M development. I just dont understand how the gaming board would give him the liscense without anything in writing regarding this issue. I am so sick of this area of the city having so much potential but just sitting as a slum. I really don't know if there is any hope for it and it seems like some of the people on the Hill don't really want it to change. Why are they not out protesting all of the drugs, prostitution, and killings that already occur there. In my opinion the IOC might have been their only hope.

And what does Bettis have to do with anything anymore, Why should he be the one to chair the redevelopment of the Hill? This guy is treated like a God and its absurd, what has he done for this city besides play football?

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Do you know what was in writing or not?

Do you really care about the Hill? And is your support of a casino there because you believe that it would be to the benefit of a poor neighborhood ?

Why are they not out protesting all of the drugs, prostitution, and killings that already occur there

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Since this topic is becoming a bit heated I just want to take a moment to remind everyone that we may not all agree, but we're all here because we care about the city. Let's keep this discussion lively and civil. :)

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