Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Bow Tie development

I would welcome the development of Bow Tie, but this sounds like a bad idea:

Steve Hartje, chief executive officer of the Chamber of Commerce, thanked the council for the plan and said the project could provide two things the city needs: a gathering place and affordable housing.

Can you spell C-R-I-M-E? This fantasy is really hilarious, too:

While saying that the area would be “a tough site,” Les Serpa, Surland’s chief executive officer, painted a picture of a vibrant nightlife, where young people come out of their apartments and hang out late in streetside shops, sipping lattes.

These "young people" are more likely to share needles and joints, if they come from the affordable housing. In fact, what is the only area of the town where you can see cars with broken windows parked in numbers? Trailer parks at MacArthur? Wrong, guess again. The correct answer is: the downtown area between Central and the Civic Center. And they want more of the same now.

It is a fact that there are very few places (other than bars) in Tracy to go in the evening. The Tracy Bowl is quite awesome at present and I frequent it to play DDR. But the main thing which keeps it such is being out of the way and uncrowded. The other place is Barnes&Noble, which closes early.


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