Monday, February 05, 2007

If you build it...

Looks like things are moving forward on the Eddy St. development after all. In a press release this morning, Kite Realty Group Trust announced they would be developing the 26 acres.

Hopefully this means some folks at ND softened their stance and allowed things to move forward.

Creating a more seamless transition from town to gown is a goal that should have been realized a long time ago. Hopefully this is the first in many steps to get it done.

Between this and ND backing off on the two-semester suspension, I may have to take down my ND admin effigy. Is there truly a new day under the Dome? We'll see.

p.s. In case you need a refresher as to what the plans are, a PDF is available here. Keep in mind this may not represent the actual finished product, but it'll probably be along these lines.

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Blogger John B said...

Would be interesting to know what they paid property owners for the value of that land...or whether they used "eminent domain" to essentially take the property to then make millions off it.

2/05/2007 09:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm fairly certain ND has owned that land for years and has just not done anything with it.

2/06/2007 11:53:00 AM  
Blogger bigndfan175 said...

I know two families that live in both area's and ND doesn't own all that land. Can you say court battle over imminent domain.

2/06/2007 09:03:00 PM  
Blogger John said...

From the SB Tribune, back in December:

University proposes development project

"In the last few years, Notre Dame has bought nearly all of the properties on Eddy south to the Five Points intersection and on the west side of nearby Georgiana Street. The houses have been boarded up to prepare for demolition."

2/07/2007 02:57:00 PM  

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