“How ‘Developer’ Became Such a Dirty Word.” That’s the title of this New York Times article, talking about the impact of opportunistic development throughout the boroughs (spoiler alert: it’s not good).
The developers are coming. They’ve got the politicians in their pockets and the gaudy architectural plans in their hands. They will gorge on the entire city. And they won’t stop until peak profit has been wrung from every patch of land.
This is a problem everywhere, and, here in Middle Tennessee, we have front row seats.
In fact, as Nashvillians prepare to head to the polls next month, it’s interesting that the recurring (and most damaging) insult hurled by Mayor David Briley at challenger John Cooper is that Cooper is a “millionaire developer.” Continue reading “341: In 2019, you don’t want to be called any of these: Developer; Bachelor Bro; Lawyer; Podcaster.”