Aug 05 2008

Porsches, Starbucks, and Low-income Housing

Yesterday’s article in the Baltimore Sun on the proposed Westport development was interesting.? It was a good article about the city’s push to include moderate & low income housing in the new project.? What I found funny was the accompanying artist rendering of the project? which features a Porsche, BMW (I think), Starbucks, Westport Bistro, and Whole Foods.? Perhaps the low-income residences are tucked just out of view around the corner.

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4 Comments to “Porsches, Starbucks, and Low-income Housing”

  1. Tomon 05 Aug 2008 at 6:15 pm

    Ha! I thought the same thing. If that’s not yuppie heaven, I don’t know what is.

  2. whynoton 06 Aug 2008 at 10:36 am

    What’s wrong with yuppie heaven? Imagine the tax base this would represent for the city. Guess where the money comes for the crappy inner city schools!

  3. JimGreektownon 06 Aug 2008 at 3:50 pm

    how can it be yuppie heaven when its 10% low income, thats just not fair.

  4. chrismon 06 Aug 2008 at 4:45 pm

    Low income housing and upscale development just doesn’t work well together. Sure you can do it, but it just detracts from good, safe areas. Look what has happened in parts of Annapolis or Columbia when they put section 8 housing in. Crime has gone up, and once nice neighborhoods have lost value. I assume they aren’t talking section 8, so maybe 10% “moderate” or “affordable” housing won’t be bad.

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