Comments about ‘Move-in plans, new restaurants mark City Creek development's progress in downtown Salt Lake City’

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Published: Wednesday, Feb. 10 2010 12:00 a.m. MST

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Anonymous

So, working to deny marriage is ok? Because your the majority?

Have members of the LDS church forgotten what it's like to be the minority?

Cedric from Canada

Criticism, scepticism and cynicism are so embedded in the lives of those whose sole purpose is to seek to crush the good works done by others. These individuals are never creators of anything good from which the community at large, including themselves, can greatly benefit. And so they seek to put down those who do create goodness for others. How critical, sceptical and cynical they are! And mostly how pitiful they can be for so doing!

Re: Anon 9:02

Watch out! You're commenting on the website of a LDS-church-owned newspaper! Oops! Enjoy the irony of using a church-owned business to talk about how you'll never visit a church-owned development. I sure do!

Tab L. Uno

For a contrasting viewpoint see The New York Times (January 7, 2010) article entitled, "Project Renews Downtown, and Debate."

9:02

Too 9:45 poster,

'Enjoy the irony of using a church-owned business to talk about how you'll never visit a church-owned development. I sure do!'

I know! I enjoy the hate made visible. Not the hate that is sinister.

Cautiously Optimistic

I am in great hopes this project will turn out to be a good thing for everyone in SLC.

Johny Fairplay

What are the various businesses of the Catholic Church?

jefejivaro

@Dorfman--
It's worthwhile noting that not only will the completed development employ large numbers of people, but the ongoing construction has averaged around 1,500 construction jobs at any one time. Not too many projects of that size going on in this state. The absence of this project would leave a serious hole in the industry.

Just to reiterate, no member donations are used on this or any other commercial project or enterprise of the LDS Church. Members of the LDS Church are quite generous in their donations to worldwide humanitarian causes. The LDS Church has the enviable reputation amongst charities of delivering 100% of each donation to the people in need in the form of assistance. No administrative costs are deducted. How can they do that? By far the majority of those involved in the church's humanitarian efforts are adult volunteer missionaries, retirees who pay all their own expenses and receive no compensation for serving. If you have a sincere interest in helping those in need and want bang for your buck, you owe it to yourself to visit ldsphilanthropies dot org.

Jack

A billion here and a billion there, pretty soon you have the equivalent of a large and spacious building...

Perhaps...

these articles could clearly state that the way all this development is paid for is from profits garnered through investments and corporations owned by a FOR-PROFIT, TAX-PAYING arm of the corporation of the presiding bishop of the LDS Church. Furthermore, the LDS Church's WORLD HEADQUARTERS are located in downtown Salt Lake City, and the Church leaders have an interest in the vibrancy and appearance of downtown. They have wisely found a way to do this without using member donations and with a plan for it to pay for itself and even, gulp, make some more profits in the process.

Oh, and guess what, the gay/lesbian community will even be free to protest when it's done on this very ground!

Oh yea, remember that this was all planned and started before the economic meltdown. At least all those construction and consultant folks have kept their jobs and we're not left to look at empty building shells and holes in the ground!

Try to separate the words "LDS Church" from what you see going on there, and you might be grateful for the revitalization of a declining area of the city.

Moracle

I look forward to enjoying the City Creek project when I visit from the Southeast. It sounds like a fun, exciting, and exceptional place to shop and live.
I hope the condos are being sold to families that will use them as year-round residences, rather than for occassional visits for conference and skiing -- so the businesses there will remain viable.
Kudos to those with the forsight to envision this project.
It will do much to keep the area around Temple Square safe, alive, beautiful, enjoyable, and well.

I'm Just Sayin'

To Dorfman: The creation of 1800 jobs that are not a burden on the taxpayer is much better than just giving people food and other things. You are entitled to your opinion, but it seems to me that you were a bit shortsighted with your comments.

JOHN

This development is going to be fantastic not only for Salt lake City but for the State of Utah and the region as a whole. I am hopeful that this will lead to other great developments in this Great City and Great State.

kitchy

Always nay sayers! Always those people who are negative about everything! Try to look on the brighter side of life! Accentuate the positive, eliminate the negative, latch on to the affirmative, don't mess with Mr. In-Between! Be happy about the new downtown area. Heaven knows it needed a facelift.

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