Capitol City MarketI've been lax but luckily Frozen Tropics and Richard Layman of Rebuilding Place have been all over it.
Vincent Orange and his buddies are trying to take cheap food out of my mouth, 'cause face it housing will drive the warehouse businesses to BFE, Maryland. There are certain things that do not mix well with where people sleep. You can mix warehouses and offices. You can mix offices with housing. But housing with offices and warehouses? Mixed use is a lovely tool, but like many tools it can be applied to the wrong job with bad results. The result I see are businesses, jobs (magic word JOBS) moving to Maryland. And I won't have a place to get my tenderloin for less than $4 a pound.
This weekend I've been living like a queen eating fillet minion I got from the market area. My house smells of beef. I've hauled in some good stuff before posted here and here. But will I lose opportunities to get a lot of food for a little money because Mr. Sang Oh Choi wants the city to forcibly grab his neighbor's land, bulldoze buildings and shoehorn a project that might be a better fit elsewhere. I mean it isn't the only housing proposal going up in a 1 mile radius. The stuff proposed along and around that area will add enough people to make traffic a headache. Part of me wonders wouldn't it have been easier for him to have sold the land and bought a parcel that would have been a better fit?