As the broken city thinks big and radically about its future, a developer is stepping forward with a revolutionary idea: Sell the city's Belle Isle park for $1 billion to private investors who will transform it into a free-market utopia.
The Detroit News:
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20130112/BIZ/301120319#ixzz2I0z2tGRwI love this response because of whom the person is associated with:
The idea won't go anywhere, said George Jackson, president and CEO of the Detroit Economic Growth Corp., the quasi-public agency that promotes development for the city.I would love to know what ideas the 'quasi-public' agency has for spurring growth. I am sure higher taxes and more public-private partnerships would work out...
Turning Belle Isle into a State Park is one of the dumbest ideas the council could endorse (if they do so). A free market utopian would absolutely spur people to visit Detroit. Yes, people would actually want to go to Detroit...gasp!