It's getting to the point where you can't go a few blocks without seeing apartment buildings.

Downtown is especially bad: a cesspool of closed roads, debris, and poorly designed apartment buildings. Downtown used to be somewhat decent aesthetically; now a giant eyesore on a city that consistently diminishes in quality.

Hopefully the people approving this garbage are getting truckloads of money under the table for these apartment deals; otherwise there is no excuse for blatantly pushing the city into further degradation.

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F P about 1 month ago

The large apartment complexes built over the last decade have created a burden for the city and it's citizens. Tax subsides to the entities have defunded public infrastructure accounts while insulating the owner(s) from tax liability and local accountability. The profits for these housing enterprises do not return to local investors, which extracts wealth and limits ownership/reinvestment in the community. The lack of quality/craftsmenship and renters protections also devalues, and, is a med-long term destabilizing force in the local housing market. Further, the net effect of these 'investment properties' codifies the establishment of an under represented class of residents while the owner of the property is insulated from market forces and public accountability.

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Sara Humm admin about 1 month ago

Thank you for your comments. Housing and apartment developments are approved by City Council. You can find contact information for the Mayor and Councilmembers here: http://www.como.gov/council/council-members/ - Sara, public communications specialist

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