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  • Kris Giere

    I saw in the article that Carmel, Indiana (a suburb of Indianapolis) has one being built. I also know that many low-income apartment complexes are going in around the poorer parts of Indy. I wonder if the city planners are considering these pocket neighborhoods as well for low-income options like the article mentions in Mississippi. I think creating these types of neighborhoods would do double duty as the city is trying to revitalize some of the impoverished neighborhoods too.

    • Andrew

      Kris, you are right on the money. I work in real estate development and city planning. This idea is gaining traction, especially for low income seniors. In Ohio there is at least one development that will be proposed for state funding next year.

      • Kris Giere

        I would support state funding for house complexes that were more like these any day of the week. I believe in helping create affordable housing, but most of them have little to no communal space (unless parking lots count) and rarely any green space. Too often, we (I am equally guilty) disconnect from our neighbors and neighborhood.

        I am really digging this idea the more I think about it.

      • John Wynn

        Andrew, where in Ohio? I am in Cleveland and I forwarded copies of the article to our CDC and a few people I know who are involved in real estate development.

  • John Wynn

    I am all for bulldozing the suburbs...but where does one find a giant these days?

    • Andrew

      I don't know. All the beanstalks are gone. Good question.

  • Andrew

    Positively, I would hope! But like goldfish, I guess some people grow to fit their environment, right? I need to find a giant....

  • Alessandra Rizzotti

    Your perspective is amazingly hilarious. Like Mark Twain. I love this approach to changing neighborhoods. I wonder how LA would respond to something like this?