Why does this article, and the accompanying photos, feel like a commercial for
the City Creek apartments? We all know that the vacancy rates are
high, but seriously, does the D-News really need to publish a commercial under
the guise of an objective article?
Otis: yes they do. What else did you expect?
The condos are priced way too high. Hence only 30% are sold or reserved. Sales
began in 2010 for two of the condo buildings and the third began in Feb 2011.
It would be interesting to report how many of the 30% live there full time. Not
many lights are on at night.
Not sure why, but this whole development reminds me of "Rapture" in the
BioShock franchise of video games. Perhaps it's that is seems a bit utopian.
BREAKING NEWS:The Deseret News is now reporting on another business
venture of their ownership, just like an advertisement- just like every other
major news corporation does... and has been for a while.We live in a
capitalist economy. With that in mind, complaining about the DN isn't
justified.Another valid point to bring up is that the source of an
argument proves nothing about it's objectivity. I could argue that ate a curry
dish yesterday. My being the person making the claim has nothing to do with
whether it's an objective claim. My standing to profit from saying I ate curry
is also irrelevant. Such points are circumstantial and may lead to discovering
more information- but ultimately my motive for saying "I ate curry" can
only be known by me as that is purely subjective and not something that can be
objectively argued.-------Informed Voter,The
prices were actually lowered earlier at some point. For downtown and a newly
developed condo- the prices aren't that high. That isn't even taking location
into account. Being next to temple square and the newest and now most prominent
shopping center in the entire state certainly boosts the real estate value very
to all the posters:I guess the DN should not cover a multibillion dollar
project in SLC. It is the only one to open this year in the country. You might
try to get some positive vibes going. I am proud that for a city the size of
Salt Lake that there is something of this magnitude. You might want the next
report to be about the huge complex going in at Dingle Idaho.
I wondered when they were going to finish that complex in Dingle. Should be
It's not that the DN shouldn't cover the topic. Of course it should.
But serious, objective coverage of the City Creek development would - at the
least - indicate a willingness to question the merits of the project. Just some
sliver of skepticism.Are there no drawbacks to City Creek? No
economic risks that won't be justly rewarded? No unsustainable
environmental impacts? Nothing wrong with being closed on Sundays? What about
the cultural impact of banning alchohol on 120 acres of a downtown in a
mid-major American city - anything questionable about that?I would
expect legimitate news enterprise to engage these matters at some point. Mr.
Lee's coverage appears to be stridently avoiding them.
jchGlad all is well in san diego. property owners can do what they want to
do. THEY OWN IT. It is just another attempt to slam the LDS church. BTW, no tax
dollars used here. Other cities don't understand that. Hopefully Lee will
investigate Sea World, any negative things about it? Dolphins and other sea life
taken from their natural habitat? Traffic? Charging $8 for a frozen banana?
Economic risks? How many projects are you aware of that haven't
turned out well that the LDS is involved with?
I'm not sure why 'ute alumni' is so uptight and feels the need to
defend the existence of this fluff piece. And the previous comments are
certainly not attacking the LDS church.In my opinion, the article
comes across as advertising, and should have been labeled as "special
advertising section" rather than journalism. Even the photos seem like they
are out of a promotional handout.My guess is that if the condos do
not sell in the next 4-5 years, they will be used to house missionaries for