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All-in-One Living Options Wanted

Younger people want to be able to live and work in same areas

May 29, 2013

WHEELING — A new generation is yearning to be able to grab their morning coffee, head to work and pick up dinner, all without getting behind the wheel of a car....

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bloomin

May-31-13 10:57 PM

Nobody wants to live in downtown crap hole when they can live in the vicinity of the crap hole and drive 3 minutes to work.

NR-please write something real.

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TBet55

May-30-13 11:43 PM

Our young people can not afford a house in a better neighborhood or to buy a car, that is the only reason they opt for a small apartment downtown.

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bloomin

May-30-13 10:20 PM

Could have been....lots of things. What does it offer that other cities do not with I70 rover, I hear it is great for the drug industry. Thousands of pills a month coming through along with much other stuff.

Then we wonder why. I just wonder "how", how all these unemployed poor addicts pay for these drugs. I think its BS created for more grant money. I know they sell food card, but how far does that go-really?????

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atoddh

May-30-13 9:33 PM

The most recent of the many studies on Downtown was really excellent.It proposed rebuilding JUSA at the Capitol and the related C&W music business around it.This was the way Nashville developed.Austin is another example. The local powers however turned the JUSA proposal away. It was the last opportunity for Downtown development: sustained by tourism and the music/entertainment industry.A great concept that was ignored. It took advantage of the iconic JUSA reborn & developed in another media.

There is little hope now for Downtown.

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daWraith

May-30-13 5:42 PM

Fido, yeah that hole in the hill in Whee-ling is such a big "feature" they had to build I470 to fix the Eff-up.

Yeah that sure has all of the Fortune 500 burning rubber to locate there . . . .

. . . . {crickets} . . . . . .

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Ladydiamond

May-30-13 3:53 PM

Lots of potential housing for young professionals but just who are these professionals and where do they work in Wheeling? Scratchin my head and lookin round. Nope, I just don't see it happenin.

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rover1958

May-30-13 1:44 PM

duhRat - Besides that though, what does Whee-ling offer that any other rust bucket Ohio River craphole does not?

The 'Goldilocks' (not too hot, not too cold) main Interstate (I-70) from the key cities East and West in America.

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bloomin

May-30-13 10:24 AM

Most of these articles are too stupid to read and certainly do not deserve a comment. Is this really all that happens here? Interview a realtor about what todays people desire for living space. How many homes has she sold this year and what is the total of sale price? Please write an article on that so we can have a clear picture of our economy here. Even realtors have dropped commission to % from 6% just to make a sale.

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bloomin

May-30-13 10:17 AM

I think one of our former mayors was in on the gains of "Victorian Wheeling" outlet malls with overflow traffic parking and shuttles running from north wheeling. That was a jewel of an idea. "Wish I could blink"mmm yes, probably what she means is blink the heck out of here. Chicken or the egg? neither here. Yes the younger generations do want to live in less space, stop for coffee and walk to work. Just how many have expressed that desire in wheeling? 2? Yep, would love that in another city. Unimaginable and repulsive here. Now who again works in downtown wheeling? wheres the coffee shop? lunch? Areas like this throughout Pittsburgh Love lunch at a little bistro on the sidewalk. Never bothered by a wino or a cop-only in wheeling. Maybe they could put some tables in the parking lot of 7-11 to start, and the hookers could proposition coffee drinkers. Fools Parade comes to mind....

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Wvcoffee

May-30-13 7:13 AM

So many great positive comments. Love it or leave it!

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McCullochsLeap

May-29-13 9:31 PM

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daWraith

May-29-13 7:44 PM

topofthehill, Wheeling traffic is pretty effed up for a dinky town.

Granted Olgebay Park is a jewel.

Besides that though, what does Whee-ling offer that any other rust bucket Ohio River craphole does not?? Cheap housing, labor, etc. etc. dime a dozen in the rust belt.

Lots of competition for run down river towns along the Ohio.

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topofthehill

May-29-13 6:43 PM

This rebirth of Wheeling won't be easy and will take lots of time and money. There is the river front and all that is positive about that. Followed by need for employment, which means attracting companies to Wheeling. Great potential because none of the horrible traffic (& costly) traffic jams getting to work. Attract,reducing taxes or whatever.. make Wheeling so attractive..****panies will want to relocate in Wheeling is key. Short time pain for long term gain!!! Everything else will follow. Redevelopment, new housing (YES, take down the many derelict properties to make way. Just say'in!

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McCullochsLeap

May-29-13 2:11 PM

If Huntington WV can do it, certainly Wheeling is capable. Pullman Square, The West Virginia Building and the Keith-Albee Theater are all examples of how Huntington has reinvented its' downtown. Wheeling should follow Huntington's example.

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Triton

May-29-13 8:12 AM

Geez just when realtors tell us that people want to live in cities and urban neighborhoods the Boy Mayor is bull dozing housing into rubble. We are celebrating green space in Wheeling, which is a buzzword way of saying vacant lots. There are some great old office buildings that could become huge apartment complexes to house the new trend but the idea of walking to work does not fit Wheeling. If you lived in the Wheeling Steel building, do tell..where are you going to walk to work? Urban centers, and Wheeling is one of the best examples, became bad places to be because the it was dangerous and dirty to be in town. Who would want their kids going out the door near the new gang hangout at the Elk's playground? Or the river bank where do gooders cultivate the homeless crop for grants. Makes nice reading but its a fairy tale in this area.

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daWraith

May-29-13 7:38 AM

This concept works in NYC and San Fran where you have

1) A lot of HIGH income YOUNG Professionals

2) A lot of things to DO and see like GOOD restaurants, movies, theater, shopping etc.

3) Good Mass Transit (bus, subway) to transport you to work or out of the city.

That said, this concept DOES NOT pertain to Wheeling. It is dying craphole with NO jobs, Nothing to do but get mugged, entertainment is counting the prostitutes, Johns, and drug dealers, and mass transit goes NO WHERE.

Faaaaaghettaboutit!

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uglyassmf

May-29-13 4:31 AM

they need to get rid of the B&O tax and do a .5% income tax on every one living in the city. Employers with in the city would be required to take the tax out of the employees checks and the citizens who work out of town would be required to file a city income tax return as well and if the municipality or municipalities they work in do not take a city tax then they pay it where they live. In Wheeling. Everything an employer out of town takes out for a city tax is deducted from what they would owe in Wheeling because the law is you can't be double taxed and the municipality providing the work has first dibs so to speak. I work a lot in wheeling but do not live in wheeling so most of my income tax is paid where i live. If wheeling took the tax it's deductible from my home town city tax. that B&O tax has killed many businesses in wheeling and an extreme tax on concert and show business promoters who want to bring entertainment to wheeling so they just go some where else and the ca

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