Catalyst Done?

November 26, 2008 at 2:30pm By: Mr. Wilson Posted in The Lincolnite Blog

Exactly one year ago I commented on the fact that little had been said about the Catalyst One highrise project. I posted a few other times on the same topic. So it was with very little surprise that I read this morning that the project is gasping for air.

In all fairness, the project sounded ridiculously huge and expensive from the get-go. I was never optimistic that the end result would be nearly as grand as the proposal. But I did figure we would end up with something. And by “something” I don’t mean two bugly blacktop parking lots.

At this point I say we cut our losses and go with Karin Dalziel’s original idea:

The cynical side of me believes these will stay parking lots for years. grin

I say we build a big, adult friendly park - with grown up sized swings and slides, and a place to play 4 square. That’d be fun! (I admit I’m a bit weird, though)

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Gene November 26, 2008 at 3:23pm

My office is really close to there (no Mr. T, it’s not at Amigo’s), and I was thinking about Karin’s prediction the other day. She was spot on.

JT November 26, 2008 at 5:24pm

Why don’t they just expand the city square to that entire empty block?

Karin Dalziel November 29, 2008 at 8:30pm

Damn, the cynical side wins again.

There was a plan for a city square on the SW corner, right? Why can’t they get started on that regardless of the plans for office space?

What really bugs me about the article is all the secretiveness. They bought the land with city money- so shouldn’t citizens know the status? It just stinks in so many ways. :/

Mr. Wilson November 30, 2008 at 3:54pm

<blockquote>There was a plan for a city square on the SW corner, right? Why can

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