LETTER: 'And the walls came tumbling down
To the Telegram: If you walk down the streets of Superior and listen real close you can hear the lines to this song. I am all for progress and even tearing down the old Palace Theater. What I do have a problem with is that there is no real plan i...
To the Telegram:
If you walk down the streets of Superior and listen real close you can hear the lines to this song.
I am all for progress and even tearing down the old Palace Theater. What I do have a problem with is that there is no real plan in place to fill up said area.
We have heard talk and ideas, but I fear these are as empty as the holes and spaces left behind by the wrecking ball. I went through this thought process when I lived in Minneapolis. Massive holes remained barren, and all they accomplished was making the downtown area a place one did not like to visit.
When I read the articles in this newspaper, I had to put in my two-cents.
Tearing down buildings without any solid plans is not a very constructive idea. To wait and see what the market dictates is a poor way of planning for the future. Hoping that funding will be secured is taking a huge risk for the people of the city. Putting in trees and benches (great fun in the winter time) is a waste of space and energy.
It is my opinion that the current council, including the mayor, have no real plan for the area. All I have heard is talk and ideas in the wind. It seems to me that the main reason to tear the buildings down was just to get rid of the problem. One thing wrong with that plan -- it created a bigger problem! Now we have a huge empty space where once fine stores stood proud.
Let's see some concrete (pun intended) ideas with the time, effort and money backing it up. Otherwise the next time you walk downtown you might hear a line from a recent casino ad ... "wide open spaces."
-- Michael Chialastri,