July 22 photo by South Beach Hoosier
I don't know how many members Terry theoretically represents, or whether they've even been polled recently regarding the newest incarnation of the WSG project, with 22-floors fronting Young Circle, instead of the previous 25, but I doubt it.
Frankly, I meant to ask, but I just spaced it out over the course of the evening, much like my appetite. But you'd think that it might've occurred to Sun-Sentinel reporter Ihosvani Rodriguez to ask those same questions when he interviewed Terry. so that the facts would be known.
And even if they were asked, we never get the answers to those questions in the article today, about the supposed dismay the decision is being greeted with, which was perfectly predictable.
Terry is clearly a very sincere guy who cares about these issues and does a lot of hard work in order to be properly informed, even if he necessarily finds fault with certain of the city's, developer's or CRA's conclusions or numbers in their myriad reports and presentations.
He's very cordial and professional, but the same can't be said of all the people who've opposed the WSG project over the past few months, who as late as Tuesday evening, were saying things, both in the hallway and into the microphone, that I knew to simply not be true.
Some things really are facts, not opinions, including the large number of empty downtown Hollywood storefronts I passed along Hollywood Blvd. as I walked to the meeting from Young Circle, after taking some photos of the property from different angles for future inclusion here, i.e. tomorrow.
Just so you have some sense of my perspective on the evening's proceedings, Terry was sitting one seat to my left for much of the meeting, in the fourth row to the right as you enter the Chambers, directly to the right of WSG's attorney Alan Koslow, who was on the aisle.
Hollywood commissioners approved a controversial downtown redevelopment project after a late-night debate Tuesday.
They turn focus to another Young Circle projectBy Ihosvani Rodriguez
July 24, 2008