It’s Hard Not to Be an Optimist Going Into 2011

November 9, 2010 at 2:00pm By: Mr. Wilson Posted in The Lincolnite Blog

The world may be ending in 2012, but until that happens 2011 is shaping up to be a fine-looking year. Take these two bits of news: First, Innovation Campus is now all zoned and approved. I know, least surprising news ever. Still, it’s another baby step forward for a project that should be one of the most important in the next several decades.

And second, Catalyst One might actually happen! Groundbreaking could happen in January. This, ladies and gentlemen, is incredible. After many years and many horrible disappointments, that nasty patch of blacktop on Q Street might be replaced by something more attractive and important. Granted, the project as it stands today isn’t one-tenth as awesome as the originally-proposed project, but let’s not allow that to dampen the mood. We’re getting something, and it’s a reasonably good something. I can handle that.

For the impatient among you who can’t wait for 2011 there’s always Trader Joe’s opening in early December. That ought to hold you over, right?

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Adam November 9, 2010 at 3:23pm

As much as I hated seeing the Starship theater and other associated businesses tore down, and as much as I hate parking lots - Those two surface lots on the block have been EXTREMELY convenient! I’d rather the land be used(Catalyst One) than have a parking lot, but I will miss them.

Mr. Wilson November 9, 2010 at 3:28pm

Technically Catalyst One IS a parking lot. Sort of.

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