Thursday, November 13, 2014

Parklets? Anyone Remember What DGI Did To Hamburger Square?

The News & Record is reporting that Downtown Greensboro Inc is complaining there is no place to sit downtown. Their solution: have people sit in the street in parking spaces converted to sitting spaces and dubbed parklets.

Rhymes with outlets and toilets. Kinda reminds me of using the outhouse at my grandparents' house half a century ago. Hot in the summer, cold in the winter and always too far away.

What's ironic is that it was only in the autumn of 2012 that Downtown Greensboro Incorporated proposed removing the benches from Hamburger Square because they were afraid shoppers might see homeless people sleeping there. Now, in a sudden change of opinion DGI wants to see homeless people sleeping all over downtown Greensboro.

Seriously folks, I couldn't write comedy that good.

Of course, if you really want to know what this is all about then you need look no farther than Greensboro City Councilwoman Nancy Hoffman who along with her business partners is hoping to push more downtown visitors to use her pay to park lots located new Lewis and Elm Streets.

Isn't that right, Dawn Chaney?