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VOG

you're thinking outside of the box again. The Proponents may not understand.

Great thought on river front condos with marina. Some were built up toward Elijahs just as the real estate market was crashing. I don't believe they did very well.

Raleigh saw a number of downtown condo projects about the same time. They went to foreclosure for the most part; although there were some great deals just before the foreclosure action.

If the economy doesn't crash in early 2013, as many economic forecasters are predicting, this might be the time for a real estate resurgance downtown. Assuming residents will not turn into 3 legged creatures who glow in the dark, market priced river front condos could be an answer.

You're right; expensive river front property needs more than 70 to 80 days use per year.

Oh well, once the referendum goes down to a booming defeat, Ripkins Group can step in; present their proposal for approval; and all of the baseball fanatics can view opening day, across the river, in 2014.

Maybe the proponents can embrace this and start planning some type of water taxi service.

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