Wednesday, January 27, 2021

New Hotness: Suburban 'Retrofitting' Amid American Economic Upheaval

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The People the Suburbs Were Built for Are Gone

Michael Duva for Getty. A new book documents the "retrofitting" of obsolete suburban malls, box stores, office parks, parking lots, motels, and more. Last summer, Donald Trump and Ben Carson, then Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, co-bylined an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal promising to "protect America's suburbs," describing how they reversed policies that would allow for the creation of denser living structures in areas zoned only for single-family homes.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

The could retrofit Independence Center as the new Jackson County jail and save everyone some time and money.

Anonymous said...

^^^^ Or use underground space in the caves. If Jackson County got a reputation as a place you will serve your entire sentence it might act as a deterrent instead of a trade school.

Anonymous said...

^^Or, you could stop crying and actually live a life! How about that CHUDS?

Unknown said...

That won't deter the criminals.

Anonymous said...

"I wouldn't put it past Joe to fu*k things up."
-- Barack Hussein Obama

Anonymous said...

^^and yet he stomped a mud hole in trump's ass and got more popular votes than any president in history. Weird.

Anonymous said...

Not sure that means he can't fuck it up 9:37.

Anonymous said...

The only mud hole you know about is between your mothers big dimply cheeks below your lips.

Anonymous said...

^^God, old people are soooooo bad at this. Get a diaper change, watch some Matlock, and come back tomorrow when you think of another lame post. OK Boomer?