-@BuchbergerJm (I suspect reassuring a scared child that this is all completely normal)
Developer says he'll let the org speak to that.
Developer: "It's thousands of feet away." Lol
"I'm tired of seeing architecture that doesn't blend in. It's just boxes."
"All those activities are gone, they've been forced out by redevelopment."
"We will no longer be able to walk to a daycare, a summer camp."
2nd guy tells him he hasn't traveled very much.
Analysis: maybe we need a walking tour so people can see all the places in the neighborhood where you can't see the tower.
Lady asks: does he think this project is livable? He does.
Developer, coy: "we're listening."
@pyry points out this is a neighborhood of very expensive homes.
Developer: "this is not a student housing building."
BUT (BIG BUT): "We can't put up a barricade and prevent them from coming into the building."
Analysis: you just got here!
Developer talking about process of negotiation with neighborhood org task force that has "sculpted" and "carved out view corridors" and public spaces, while retaining the density level of the original, shorter boxy proposal.
Can we do it again!?