Friday, January 18, 2008

Land Value Maximized When It's Empty


Okay, these are some city initiated demolitions isolated from a much more daunting map that looks a little something like this:


When you look at the big map, the one of the whole city with the huge huge clusters of dots, it's hard to actually visualize what that looks like on the ground.

But when you look at the map isolating that gorgeous neighborhood lakeside of the French Quarter, it feels that much more sinister. That's valuable land that's being cleared. It's just north of the most profitable land in the city. It has poor people living on it.

It makes the theory that this demolition fetish is the result of gross negligence, incompetence, and mismanagement seem sadly naive.

It makes it seem down-right targeted and thought out, doesn't it?

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Not that this next thought is related or anything...
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I was thinking that since the new developments aren't working out after all...

Maybe it's time we came up with a game plan for the hundreds of empty lots because I'm afraid they'll be around for a long time...

First, we've got to remove the arsenic.

What kind of crops should we grow? Corn? Poppies?

3 comments:

Leigh C. said...

Maybe wheat...

http://www.mu.edu/haggerty/exhibitions/denes.html

E said...

i think we should go with cannabis.
3 years of cannabis growth and everyone here will have enough money to buy their own condo and nagin's building boom will finally be under way. just the way he planned it.

Leigh C. said...

Woohoo!

Another Afghanistan! Or possibly Colombia. Sinn Fein, indeed. We could separate from the PLANET with that kind of money.