Sunday, April 29, 2018 12:50 AM

COOK: TEN WORDS FOR THE NEW SOUTHSIDE DEVELOPMENT

David Cook David Cook Photo by Ashlee Culverhouse /Times Free Press. As with any major project, we should ask: How much of this new push for development on the Southside and South Broad Street is simply part of our constant craving for more? More condos and townhomes. More places to drink craft beer. More retail. More entertainment, money and restaurants with beautiful people and beautiful meals. Yes, you and I crave and desire things in personal ways, as individuals; that's part of being human. But when desire and craving join forces with bulldozers, government authorities and bank loans, then many things often follow - sometimes, they are good and just, and other times, damaging and gentrifying. Document: Howard High Baseball Field Masterplan Howard High Baseball Field Masterplan So, how do we develop land and communities in selfless ways? Not merely for our own private gain and pleasure? But for the betterment of all? Once more, we find answers among the least of these: the Howard School baseball team. Their story and field represent the truest form of development - something that elevates the human spirit and condition. That's why so many of you fell in love with them last season. ...

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