Politics Put Up or Shut Up
The whole debate Dan and Erica were having this week about the design of the condos going up on the north end of Broadway was sparked when developer Schnitzer Northwest released their design plans—and they got panned by Bob Burkheimer, the developer who owns the property across the street. Burkheimer complains that the design isn’t in keeping with “the character of the neighborhood.”
You know what Bob: You’re the one who pushed for a height rezone on Broadway so you could change the current character of the neighborhood by building something. Right now the character of the neighborhood is empty lots and closed shops.
My advice to you is put up or shut up (literally). You have no right to bust on Schnitzer Northwest. Sure, maybe you think the design is ugly (it looks okay to me)…but it’s certainly better than the blank grafittied lot you’ve got going across the street.
What are you waiting for? You got what you wanted from the city, now return the deed. Build.