Hey! Pass this on to Renner and Koos

by:  Diane Benjamin

Mayor Renner has declared Strip Malls dead.  Bloomington’s future is downtown.  There is a waiting list of millennials wanting to live downtown.

Koos is planning to spend another $60 Million on Uptown so millennials can live in micro apartments.

Anybody surprised they are uninformed?

This article is from 2013:

The Geography Of Aging: Why Millennials Are Headed To The Suburbs

The telling evidence: The first group of millennials are now entering their 30s, and it turns out that they are beginning, like preceding generations, to move to the suburbs.

Read More:  http://www.forbes.com/sites/joelkotkin/2013/12/09/the-geography-of-aging-why-millenials-are-headed-to-the-suburbs/

The Wall Street Journal has updated the story:

Generation Y Prefers Suburban Home Over City Condo

New Survey Shows 66% of Millennials Want to Live in the Suburbs

http://www.wsj.com/articles/millennials-prefer-single-family-homes-in-the-suburbs-1421896797?KEYWORDS=suburbs  (Subscription required)

If you like government wasting your tax dollars, say nothing.

In Bloomington you can elect a Council to stop Renner’s downtown agenda.

In Normal – pull out your wallet.

2 thoughts on “Hey! Pass this on to Renner and Koos

  1. Remember when Renner emerged from the mayors conference in L.A. last year? He noted the (uninformed) claims about what millennials wanted. After being a professor and working with college kids all these years, he had to get his information from a mayors conference. Lol, what a dork!

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  2. Ever been through the hallways of some of these new student apartments? In less than one year they are literally trashed. Yeah, that’s what I want to do when I get out of college. Continue to live with 4 room mates that eat my food and don’t clean up after themselves. I want to keep my tv and music turned down because the walls are so thin that the neighbors are constantly complaining. Then when someone catches a cold or the flu seems like everyone in the complex gets it. Privacy? What privacy? Yeah I want to hold on to my apartment days forever. What a joke!

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