This should bring the NIMBY’s* out again

by thoughtfulconservative

Skateboad park pushed for downtown, from Darryl Enriquez.

An indoor skateboard rink with ramps and loops is planned for the vacant building on Bank St. that once held the Salvation Army thrift store, developer Alan Huelsman said Tuesday night.

Huelsman said he and his father, Bill, have an option to purchase the entire Bank St. property from Charles Davies,  including the former Sentry grocery store, now a church, and a massive parking lot.

Ain’t. Gonna. Happen.

*NIMBY=Not In My Back Yard

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5 Comments to “This should bring the NIMBY’s* out again”

  1. I think an indoor skateboard facility that charged admission has a chance. It’s the outdoor ones run by a parks department that give homeowners the willies.

  2. Yeah, that’s true. I’m not against them; I think it would be good to give the skateboarders a place to go. I just wonder whether the City Council would rather have a skateboard facility or condos. I have an impression that kids with skateboards are not what the City Fathers want in downtown.

  3. People who object to these sorts of locations are stupid. They’re the same people who complain at the kids who skateboard on the steps of a church, or other neighborhood buildings. Yet they’ll also object to giving them a location to go thats just for them. Blows my mind.

  4. They’re the same people who complain at the kids who skateboard on the steps of a church, or other neighborhood buildings. Yet they’ll also object to giving them a location to go thats just for them.

    Yep…seems like they don’t want anyone to have any fun.

  5. You all are certainly preaching to the choir here. Heaven knows that worse things could be downtown, boarding houses where sexual offenders live, tattoo parlors, businesses that sell sex toys, not that there’s anything wrong with any of these businesses.

    But I think the City Council has shown the kinds of projects they want downtown, and I’m not sure a skateboard facility fits that vision.

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