Why Tempe Is Demolishing Its Sole Historic Neighborhood
Tempe, Arizona is "half sprawling suburb, half East Coast-style urban renewal development." In the midst of this uber-suburb is one remaining historic neighborhood, but the city is letting it slip away. "Identity is a key issue in this ongoing seesaw between development and preservation. If a city is going to redevelop-to reinvent itself as a center of legitimate commerce instead of as a dying downtown lost to drugs and malls-then it must, to a certain extent, leave behind its old identity, including what many see as decaying old buildings."
Thanks to Seth Brown