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Re: DC Zoning Commission planning to limit carrier hotels?
"John K. Doyle, Jr." wrote: > Various cities in the Bay Area are rapidly enacting anti-.com zoning > ordnances. This isn't specific to data centers. The problem is that, out > here at least, the .com explosion is of sufficient magnitude that it has a > tendency to wipe out "business districts." What happens is that the .com > companies are WAY better funded than your average shoe-shine stand, burger > joint, or even neighborhood pharmacy. So, they can afford to pay way more > rent than a traditional business can. Pretty soon, you look up and there > is NO retail to be seen anywhere in the business district. > > Now imagine the ripple effect. I've read about this phenomenon in the SFO area, although what I read mentioned residential housing. (Several friends who live there have confirmed what I've read). Wouldn't it be better to enforce an anti-price-gouging law that capped the amount of rent landlords could charge? -- North Shore Technologies, Cleveland, OH http://NorthShoreTechnologies.net Steve Sobol, BOFH - President, Chief Website Architect and Janitor Linux Instructor, PC/LAN Program, Natl. Institute of Technology, Akron, OH [email protected] - 888.480.4NET - 216.619.2NET