I'm not so sure the northside will languish per se but there's limited room there thats for sure. A quick look at google maps shows that once you get to the bridge you basically stop with land you can develop that is "attached" to down town.
The question for me is - is a stadium the best use for riverfront property? Privately or publicly financed I have to say no. Riverfront down town property needs to be used daily IMHO not 70 nights per year. Now the proponents will say well it's multi use - correct but what are the other uses and what days will those uses be best attended?
Concerts? Weekend nights are best
Car Shows? Weekends
The list goes on.......
I can see a hotel there if needed or an office park whatever the demand would be. Want to attract people down town? How about riverfront condos? Get some people actually living down there. Get people down there and you might see a need for a grocery store.
PEOPLE generate economic impact - and residing there would generate sustained,daily economic impact not a part time impact like a stadium might have.
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