OH, THE BYRNE – PART 3
If you have been following along on the Byrne trail, this was one of the posts by Chas that got Ted Byrne, the Parking Guy, riled. I believe Chas makes some excellent points and Ted has not provided good answers:
“Can't stand frank talk sport?
Here is the "deal" you offer-
1. Build parking at $26,000 a space.
2. Add interest expense that pushes the cost well over $30,000 a space when you begin to pay debt service.
3. Have no plan in place for replacement of the old garages at Prince, Duke, and King and try to sell the community that you will be able to cover the new debt service when the existing debt is paid off next decade.
4. Build a concrete structure, producing no jobs or taxes, in the middle of the Central Business District.
5. Compound the above mistakes by placing visitor bus parking in an expensive structure, instead on much cheaper surface alternatives.
6. Attempting to pass off a facade on a concrete block as an attractive addition to CBD development.
7. Still no mention of federal subsidies that probably are driving the decision to build in the first place.
Angry? As a City property owner (I live in Elizabethtown) I am. You are proposing an ill conceived project that will create a negative land use in the center of the City for decades to come.
Folks, this is the kind of plan we could expect from people like Janice Stork. Borrow, borrow and tax and spend. We deserve better than this.”
I promised Ted yesterday that I would provide a link and here it is to page 9 of the Talkback regarding the article, “W. King site selected for 7-space parking garage.” Tomorrow I will look at his Letter to the Editor and an Intell article that was not posted Online. Also tomorrow, more words of wisdom from that silver- tongued-devil, Byrne.