205RE: [SCOPA] Central Park Development
- Aug 16, 2005I have been following the coverage of the Central Park Village development
stuff for a while now and I wanted to point out something that may be
obvious to most readers of this series of emails:
The THA is not asking the question of the current resident that they should
be asking. What they are asking is something like: "Aren't these new
constructions a whole lot better than what you have now?" Only a fool would
say that they are not a significant improvement. When, in reality, what
they should be asking is: "Would you allow us to build these new places if
you knew that you would be unlikely to pass the readmission application that
is required for all residents of the new place?"
Again, this may strike people as obvious, but the "resident's association"
has bought into the idea that anything would be better than what they have
presently - they haven't given much thought to the idea that some/all of the
current residents will be displaced. Dr. Greenbaum pointed out, when
Civitas was first under construction, that what is actually happening is
that residents are expressing a disconnect - they understand that people
will be displaced, but they assume that they will be someone else.
Let's keep all this in mind as the project moves inexorably forward and
residents begin to be quoted.
EJ "I know you knew this already - I wasn't talking to you" Ford
From: SCOPA@yahoogroups.com [mailto:SCOPA@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of
Alvin W. Wolfe
Sent: Tuesday, August 16, 2005 8:24 AM
Subject: [SCOPA] Central Park Development
I just learned that this morning, right now, they are having a
presentation of the Development plans, at the Tampa Housing Authority,
1514 Union St, 253-0551. Sorry we didn't know about it earlier.
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