Stop the Prime Company's Development of the Durkee Street Parking Lot

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Say "NO" to the Prime Companys' Durkee Street Development Plan that is bad for our community.

- $4.3 million of public tax dollars going to a large corporation for private gain.

- Transfer of a full city block of public land to a private developer for $1, harming Special Assessment District property owners who paid for and maintained the public parking lot for over 30 years.

- Development plan which grossly violates the guidelines laid out by the DRI Strategic Investment Plan:

  •        Prime's plan to build 114 apartment units is grossly over the 45 units in the DRI Plan.
  •        Prime's plan displaces 289 public spaces and and introduces new demand in excess of the parking spaces provided for it's own massive private development.
  •        Prime's plan eliminates the 1-acre of open public riverfront space promised and instead leaves less than 1/10th of an acre.

- A PILOT (Payment in Lieu of Taxes) Agreement which will cost the City and School more than Prime will pay in taxes over the next 20 years.

- Increased taxes for local property owners and increased rental rates alike.

- Decreased public access to the riverfront and lack of public gathering space.

- Elimination of Farmers & Crafters Market.

- A resulting City Parking Plan harmful to the accessibility, walkability and safety of our community.

- Increased cost of living for downtown residents, employees and visitors due to resulting paid parking system.

Say "YES" to support Development Plans for Durkee Street that actually benefit our community.