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The front page of the Hyde Park Herald on July 18, would be comical if it didn't reflect a sad truth about our community..."Community input" in Hyde Park is becoming "Community roadblock." Every time a developer or the university proposes a new project, there is immediate outcry. For decades, all these outcries have produced is more vacant lots and boarded-up buildings. Meanwhile, we Hyde Parkers continue to do our shopping, eating and movie-going outside of the neighborhood.
Hyde Park's reputation has become one of anti-development and anti-retail...You can create all the TIFs in the world but if retailers are chased away by "community input," the TIFs become useless.
Finally, someone speaks the truth. Mr. Perovic is this week's Hyde Park Hero.