Ok, You guys win. Let's cancel the whole project. There is obviously nothing that can be done with that stadium without destroying the pristine environment of the area. So I'll call Mr Schottenstein tomorrow & tell him to save his money. Obviously all of you faceless people know a whole lot more about how to revitalize an area than he does.
Maybe we can get the government to drain more money from the rich guys so they can put another park in that location. That is sure to be a much better seed for development in Franklinton, because we would probably have way more businesses fighting to move into Columbus if they could look out their window & see a park next door.
Or maybe we could build that wonderful Sky Garden that Mary Rinehard wants. After all, that concept would only cost $100,000,000 & we can just tax the rich guys for that. I realize that no "Sky Garden" has ever been built, but I'm sure that it will work perfectly since it is a "green" proposal, and there is no such thing as a bad "green" proposal. I can hardly wait to drive my Prius down to Franklinton to buy my $55 watermelons.
Or maybe we could build some more office space, because Columbus can't possibly have enough empty office pace yet. We may not be able to fill that space with businesses yet, but at least we will employ some union construction workers while it is being built.
Oh wait, I know. Maybe we could build some really nice government housing projects on the site. Once again, we could pay for it with money from the evil rich guys. And I know we have had a severe shortage of housing projects ever since those old buildings were torn down in that area several years ago. We could put people in those apartments for free & I'm sure they would take care of the property.
This whole argument against Cooper Park has become so ridiculous. I never seem to hear any of the people closest to the stadium complaining. All I hear from them is "Why is this thing taking so long? I'm dying to apply for a job there." Yet, you do-gooders who are farther away act like it is going to ruin your life.
And don't even begin to insist that you are worried about the noise. If you were worried about noise you wouldn't be living in an uban environment anyway. If you don't like cars, that's fine. If you just don't like change, that's fine. If you're afraid of the unknown, that's fine. At least those would be honest reasons.
I received a threatening call the other day & the guy screamed that he would never be for this project because the developer is a millionaire. I was upset by this, because obviously that guy doesn't realize that he's never going to get a job from a poor guy. But then I thought "I may not like his opinion, but at least he was being honest."
You may not like my opinion, but it is honest.