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    Dying/dead malls.....

    What do you think should be done with dead/dying malls? Rob

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    Depends on the needs and values of the communities. Community centers with education and recreation, senior housing, community colleges, rewilding.
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    I love the idea of a year-round farmers and artisans market along with community celebrations e.g., Cinco de Mayo, Chinese New Year, Hogmanay, whatever. Our market can only run from Apr-Oct due to weather.
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    The need right now is for additional housing for children crossing the border.

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    Parks (rip those suckers down!)

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    Affordable housing, with walking trails and community gardens.

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    Around here there are a couple of obsolete industrial areas that have been converted to small communities with parks, walkable shopping, and affordable single family housing. And less attractive ones with poor planning and zoning that are just a part of urban sprawl. I favor turning the whole bunch into parks are natural areas, but it's also a waste of some usable resources that could be repurposed.

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    The malls depending on their age have good parking, transit access and often high density housing around them. Build on that. My detached house with a nice yard is going to be the exception as the population is not strategically separated in the planning.
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    How would you all pay for these? (the malls still belong to someone)

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    Affordable housing is the primary need here.

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