Barrio artist 
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Re: “The Saga of the Downtown Motor Hotel

Why do the majority of the "pro" proponents have to take nasty personal jabs, or try to turn the argument into a racial thing, or classism ? It must be awful living with a brain that functions like that.
The truth on this project is revealed, even the developer & the government employees knew this building was a problem that's why they tried to sneak it through.
Is it so unreasonable to ask that this project be developed so it can be an asset to the area? Instead of dropping a big turd in an area where other other investors have thoughtfully invested to create the desirable, cool place it is now, a place everyone loves and wants live?
Come on Developer, Compass, tap into the wealth of good living design, turn this into a good project we can all be proud of.

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Posted by Barrio artist on 11/07/2014 at 1:20 PM

Re: “The Saga of the Downtown Motor Hotel

Private money, love sweat and tears have brought these neighborhoods back to a place where people want to live again. The property owners of the downtown historic neighborhoods have strived to create a standard of living and style, with respect to the history and architect. Now we get these out of town developers pimping the area to slam up their monster building under obvious false pretenses to gain federal and state money to build it.
I've been to the meetings and this building is not going to house homeless vets or homeless anybody. The developer danced around that one, which made it perfectly clear they will not be held accountable to who they rent it out to.
This building is about the developer making a big profit, with federal and state money funding a huge portion of their investment. And also at the expense of property owners of Barrio Viejo and Armory Park, This development as it stands, devalues everything around it.

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Posted by Barrio artist on 11/06/2014 at 12:49 AM

Re: “Barrio Blues

I also live in the Barrio Viejo neighborhood, and I too am suffering terrible damage to my adobe home. I restored my home less than 20 years ago using lime stucco, and my front room (room bordering the street) has severe damage to the floors and walls. Every year I watch it getting worse and worse, knowing that until the water mains are replaced it's not going to stop decaying. The water pressure test done on my street went from 80psi to 10 psi in seconds, and nothing was ever done to repair it.
I've spent a lot of money, energy and time, restoring this building, which helped restore this neighborhood, which helped restore downtown Tucson. I expect the same from the city of Tucson.

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Posted by Barrio artist on 02/23/2011 at 8:11 PM

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