With Providence Piers bankrupt, can a scrap yard be far behind?

To the Editor: After much initial promise and fanfare, our proposed Allens Avenue waterfront development is dead. The property is now in bankruptcy and for sale or eventual foreclosure if a buyer cannot be found in this economy. One interested buyer is a scrap-metal company that can export scrap by water via our deepwater dock.…

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  1. Enough already, Conley. You never had a good viable plan, just an ego. That’s why you failed. You don’t fool anyone with your phoney diatribe about your great plan. Those business were under a bonafide treat from your poorly concieved plan. Once you got your glorified foothold, those business would have been slowly shut down via complaints from your so-called tenants. At the end of which I truly believe would have greated a much less robust economic asset for the city than what is already there. Sorry, but I refuse to even consider any plan that worries more about what someone driving through on 95 thinks verses the jobs and business that are already there. I’m willing to lose the dingys you call cruise ships for real blue collar jobs a working waterfront creates.

  2. Let’s see, a waterfront we could all be proud of, restaurants, shops, parks, and cruise ships that bring tourism revenue, or scrap heaps that continue to pollute our bay, hmmm. I wonder how Baltimore’s decision to enhance their waterfront turned out?

    So the choice is, we could have something like this: Option One….. http://www.waterfrontpartnership.org/promenade_home.aspx

    or we could have something like this: Option Two

    Conley’s ego aside, I’m liking option one.

  3. That’s nice, Greg. I’m glad you are all for lower wage service jobs based on fantasy tourism that does not exist instead of expanding on the real wage blue collar jobs that are already there. It’s pie in the sky. There is no viable plan for your option 1. When you find evidence and the capital to back up your opinion let us know, will you?