Comment 48237

By Undustrial (registered) - website | Posted September 25, 2010 at 20:04:38

While I sympathize with the Pearl Company, fees are fees. The contributors to this site constantly rail that private interests should pay their own way. I don't see how this is different.

I support an increase in development fees for new suburban home construction because the costs of extending city services (police, water, power, etc) often costs tens of thousands more than the "development fees" specifically meant to pay for it.

I don't support punative $200 000+ charges to people who want to do something with an existing and unused structure. This is an affront to everyone in the lower city who might consider trying something interesting with one of these buildings. It creates a barrier to entering the market for anyone who doesn't have millions at their disposal. It helps developers by keeping the rest of us out.

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