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I SEE THESE POST IN THE POJO AND JUST WANTED TO SEE WHAT EVERYONE ELSE MIGHT THINK ABOUT THIS???

FRONTIERSMANOH wrote:
OH PLEASE! THIS HELPS BEACON HOW? WHO WILL LIVE THERE? WERE WILL THEY WORK OR JUST GET MORE OF THE HANDOUTS

BEACON IS A SLUM AREA. ART GALLERY'S AND COFFEE SHOPS WILL NOT MAKE JOBS THIS WELFARE TOWN DOES NOT WANT JOBS! THE WELFARE AND ILLEGALS JUST WANT THERE HANDOUTS SO THEY CAN CONTINUE TO LIVE OFF US TAX PAYERS AND BE CLOSE TO RELATIVES THAT ARE IN JAIL. IT IS THE SAME OLD THING, YOU JUST CANT MAKE A SILK PURSE OUT OF A PIGS EAR SO YOU CANT MAKE BEACON A THRIVING PLACE WITH NO JOBS AND PEOPLE WANTING TO WORK.... TALK IS FREE !!!! WE NEED PEOPLE TO MAKE JOBS AND HAVE PEOPLE TO WORK THESE JOBS AND I DO NOT SEE A LARGE WORK FORCE OF PEOPLE THAT WANT TO WORK IN BEACON

I AM NOT JUST SPEAKING FOR MYSELF HERE THERE ARE A LOT OF FOLKS THAT FEEL AS I DO HERE IN BEACON THESE PEOPLE MUST WORK OUTSIDE OF BEACON TO MAKE A LIVING... ADDING TO A SLUM AREA IS NOT THE ANSWER.... PEOPLE WANTING A JOB AND A PLACE TO WORK IS THE ANSWER... FACTORIES DANG WHAT A IDEA!!!!!! NOT VISITORS TO THE PRISON

Feedbag_1 wrote:
Hey can someone help me and give me some insight? OK let's look at this 300 housing units to be built when there are tons of homes sitting on the market that cannot sell. There are loads of foreclosures out there, people looking to leave the State because of high taxes,No end in sight with this housing mess. So, can someone help me out here and answer my question? Why is this being built? Am I missing something here? Thank you in advance for any insight you can provide for me.

fashionbuggie wrote:
Who is the builder for this project? I cAN MAKE ONE GUESS LORI JOSEPH? THE MAN WHO IS BUDDY BUDDY WITH DEXTER?

delsad wrote:
The reason for this housing....my opinion only....there is not enough section 8 housing, they can't be placed in houses but condo/townhouses...and it being closer to the train station....my opinion only...is to bring their buddies up from the city to live and sell more drugs....my opinion only now.

FRONTIERSMANOH wrote:
BUY MY HOUSE IT IS CHEAPER THEN THE 300 UNITS THEY WANT AND IT ALSO IS CLOSE TO THE TRAIN..... LOOK AT THE HOUSING MARKET AND HOW ARE THE PEOPLE GOING TO RENT/BUY THEM ..... NO LONG TERM JOBS / PAY CHECK HERE JUST WELFAIR HANDOUTS ... MOST PEOPLE MUST LOOK IN OTHER AREAS TO MAKE A LIVING SO PLEASE FILL IN THE BLANK _________ WERE YOU THINK WORK MIGHT BE FOUND

HANGING OUT ON MAIN STREET BEACON IS NOT THE ANSWER TO THIS PROBLEM

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Comment by RAY CLARY on February 18, 2010 at 3:45pm
SORRY BEN YOU I AGREE TO A POINT BUT WE STILL NEED THE FARMER TO FEED THESE PEOPLE AND SURE AS YOU SAY IT WILL BE FOR THE WORKING CLASS PEOPLE BUT WERE ARE THEY ...... NOT HANGING OUT ON MAIN STREET IN BEACON THAT IS FOR SURE LETS TRASH ALL OF THE OLD FACTORY BUILDINGS AND SCHOOL BUILDINGS AROUND TOWN FIRST THEN START BUILDING OTHER PLACES..... FIX THE INFRASTRUCTURE IN TOWN THEN EXPAND
Comment by Ben Royce on February 18, 2010 at 2:42pm
this is the future: building near transit centers. it makes sense

even if real estate gets 100% worse across the country than it is now, beacon real estate won't suffer nearly that badly. in fact, notice that in the recent real estate bubble collapse, the further away you were from mass transit, the worse your real estate value plummeted. relative to say las vegas or phoenix or florida or central california, beacon real estate is rock solid. and its all because of the train station

we are entering an era of energy insecurity. india and china are consuming more oil just as it gets deeper to dig up and get, and the middle east remains fractured geopolitically. the suburbs and the automobile are drying up: too expensive, gas prices are on a permanent, unstoppable permanent creep, up and up, forever. they even have a new word for this withering of the suburbs: slumburbia

http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/02/10/slumburbia/

so housing they build next to train stations won't be for poor people, the suburban mcmansions will. gangs and graffiti won't be near the train tracks, they'll be in the strip malls

so its back to the future: dense little cities and the train. obama is finally getting the usa to invest in high speed rail, which europe, china, and japan have been doing while the usa had a love affair with the car and the highway system. in china, which is supposed to be less developed than us, its possible to take a train over 600 miles in less than 3 hours. that's like going from boston to richmond virginia. amtrak would still be making its way out hartford in that time. in china, the train is like an airplane. at a much lower price, from downtown center to downtown center (no airport out in the sticks: cab, security, luggage, etc.). so which country is less developed? the usa is

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/13/business/global/13rail.html

beacon was the past, and now its the future again, in terms of intelligent development models that work. in the 1950s in the usa with the rise of the car and the highway, we left our cities to rot and lived in the burbs. other countries didn't do that. and now, that era is over in the usa too. its back to the cities, little dense gems all over new york state that grew up around rail. totally unlike the anonymous ugly car-dependent suburban sprawls in arizona, florida, california, texas

all of the towns up and down the hudson: development by the train stations are going to go up, up, up. its inevitable. it makes perfect sense. its better environmentally, better energy security wise, and plain simple better quality of life. unless you like spending $10/ gallon to sit in gridlock on 8 lanes. death to the automobile. back to the cities. back to the life we had in the first half of the last century before we started living in cookie cutter ranch houses and driving land yachts to the end of the driveway to pick up our mail and drinking syrupy soda from drive thrus and we all got fat. i'm not going to miss it. walk again. bike again. be healthy. the future means beacon is a, um, beacon for the whole country about how to plan and lay out your communities: small, dense, surrounded by parkland, not strip malls and car only developments

the rebirth of beacon around the train tracks is a wonderful thing and part of a much larger trend in this country. heck, they should reopen the csx lines on the west side to passenger rail too. bring newburgh back to life

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