Albrecht calls downtown development a real possibility

There are 20 comments on the Nov 18, 2012, Portsmouth Daily Times story titled Albrecht calls downtown development a real possibility. In it, Portsmouth Daily Times reports that:

Portions of downtown Portsmouth could become brand new areas of development with a series of stores and townhouses, if a downtown development idea being floated by a group of area business leaders comes to fruition.

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Dear Gamp Gate Guy

Portsmouth, OH

#4 Nov 18, 2012
Why would you not want to get any businesses in town because you see a boogyman behind every tree and corner? You have to be the most pessimistic person that ever lived.
this guy is nuts

United States

#5 Nov 18, 2012
Dear Gamp Gate Guy wrote:
Why would you not want to get any businesses in town because you see a boogyman behind every tree and corner? You have to be the most pessimistic person that ever lived.
Is that not the truth. I positively absolutely guarantee you that this paranoid nut case has been living off a social security crazy check for the better part of his miserable existence. Yet, he is always the first one to criticise anyone who accepts a federal dollar to use for community improvement. Thank God we have people working on resurrecting Portsmouth. I could care less if their businesses benefit in the process. They are putting up their own money to move their plans. Thats a small price to pay for a better and safer area.
For Real

Portsmouth, OH

#7 Nov 18, 2012
ALLIZPOSTEDISL0L wrote:
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LOl... This has been my position against all this hate against people like Hatcher & Albrecht... LOL. What is this fool who posts this crap doing to help the area???! Nothing but bitching all the time... LOL
I must say, I totally agree with you this time.
well

Portsmouth, OH

#9 Nov 18, 2012
I agree with the original poster on this post!You must not be from around here but you are correct.IMO more eateries and high income living quarters do not make a successful town.Good paying jobs for families are what is needed.Not more competition for restaurants.
kat

Portsmouth, OH

#10 Nov 18, 2012
Nice idea..just can't imagine some restaurants & a coffee joint making Portsmouth all upscale & big city like. This area is filled with trash & drug heads that will rob any business/home they can.
pants on fire

United States

#12 Nov 18, 2012
well wrote:
I agree with the original poster on this post!You must not be from around here but you are correct.IMO more eateries and high income living quarters do not make a successful town.Good paying jobs for families are what is needed.Not more competition for restaurants.
They are also working to secure other things like the New Steel project and such. But the downtown area is a vacant wasteland. All that is missing is a tumbleweed. So anything to revitalize that area would be a plus in my opinion. Lots of people work in the banks and city and county offices. Plus the college. I would like to see this happen.
The Judge

Dublin, OH

#13 Nov 18, 2012
The concept is good. The Columbia people have the right ideas with some work. Is the Columbia part of their plans? It should be. Godspeed to all and good luck! Maybe some of us will live to see our city come back to life.
Charter cities have the right to legalize marijuana? Oakland I think was the first charter to do so. There is a real thought that can/will make somebody rich. You have my vote.
Just Saying

Portsmouth, OH

#15 Nov 18, 2012
Take a drive through downtown Portsmouth. Boarded up, unkept buildings. it's so ugly. It screams that no one cares. Who would want to start an industry in a dead place? New businesses would clean it up. It would look more presentable than what is there now. Make it look like someone cares about this town we live in. When you go look for a job, don't you at least try to look presentable? What could it hurt. It may even keep our local people buying in town instead of going out of town to purchase things. Are you really satisfied in keeping things the way they are now?Too many people are complacent with saying it won't work. How do we know until we try? We have got to start somewhere.
stfu

Portsmouth, OH

#17 Nov 18, 2012
PDTs USDA SOGP GAMPP-GATE wrote:
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Drughead, If you will read your weekly reader, SSU just had their first year of no increase in enrollment and they have hired special consultants to help the current students to get their degrees in 4 years, not 12, like they do now, if they in fact get a degree.
You keep firing blanks. Hope's that's true in you Procreational life, too.
Support businesses does not make a community, it takes Real Businesses and Industry, not little antique shoppe's and eateries. you blunder bus.
The students spend their money on campus, bloat mouth. People who think like you keep this area in the 40's and 50's and like real big city ghetto's, Barrio's and White Trash-io's.
You're a tool, Fred...stfu
old hippy

United States

#18 Nov 18, 2012
The Judge wrote:
The concept is good. The Columbia people have the right ideas with some work. Is the Columbia part of their plans? It should be. Godspeed to all and good luck! Maybe some of us will live to see our city come back to life.
Charter cities have the right to legalize marijuana? Oakland I think was the first charter to do so. There is a real thought that can/will make somebody rich. You have my vote.
Thats funny. Do charter cities really have the right to do that? Maybe we could turn Martings into a marijuana distribution center. The welfarians could work off their foodstamps and you wouldnt even have to pay them. If they worked hard they could get a weekly dime bag as a bonus. It would be pure profit and maybe they would stop snorting pills and housing the heroin dealers. We could hold an annual Grass Festival and attract lots of tourists. Then shops could open up that sell rolling papers etc. You might be onto something.
just saying

Logan, OH

#20 Nov 18, 2012
Your messages are very hard to understand, mainly due to your poor writing skills and bad grammar/punctuation. Please try to write better! I want to believe you have important things to tell, but it is hard to follow you.
Kelsey

Portsmouth, OH

#22 Nov 19, 2012
Bunch of naysayers. It can't happen. It won't work. No wonder this place is a sh!thole.
Lee Scott

Dublin, OH

#23 Nov 19, 2012
Had several interested in purchasing the Columbia lately, now I understand more as to why.

Is it for sale? Yes as I would like to see it in the hands of one of the chosen so it can do all it can be.

Will we stop? Of course not! Authorization was given yesterday for the new rtractable top to actually be done on rear.

Lee
gary

Minford, OH

#24 Nov 19, 2012
it never fails? dam if you do, dam if you don't?
hey

Portsmouth, OH

#27 Nov 19, 2012
It's sad to watch the people being used and then discarded. Just to be in the "in-crowd". To have some business or whatever coming your way-sad,sad sad. People need to ask themselves-is it worth it?
DrNO

Mount Vernon, OH

#28 Nov 19, 2012
Shouldn't these city planners and developers be more concerned with job growth?. The New Steel factory was barely mentioned in the PDT article.
Or, is this one of those "green energy" Obama ideas?
I don't think college students can support eateries and white collar business people shun places where "kids" congregate.
pants on fire

United States

#29 Nov 19, 2012
PDTs USDA SOGP GAMPP-GATE wrote:
<quoted text>Drughead, If you will read your weekly reader, SSU just had their first year of no increase in enrollment and they have hired special consultants to help the current students to get their degrees in 4 years, not 12, like they do now, if they in fact get a degree.

You keep firing blanks. Hope's that's true in you Procreational life, too.

Support businesses does not make a community, it takes Real Businesses and Industry, not little antique shoppe's and eateries. you blunder bus.

The students spend their money on campus, bloat mouth. People who think like you keep this area in the 40's and 50's and like real big city ghetto's, Barrio's and White Trash-io's.
You absolutely just live and breathe negativism and cynicism. You need to get out of your rut and work on your attitude. You are depressing and seem to just thrive on hatefullness.
No Kidding

Portsmouth, OH

#30 Nov 19, 2012
pants on fire wrote:
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You absolutely just live and breathe negativism and cynicism. You need to get out of your rut and work on your attitude. You are depressing and seem to just thrive on hatefullness.
Isn't that the truth. He never has anything positive to say. He thinks he's really intelligent, but says a lot of nothing. I don't even read his posts. Does anyone even understand him? I used to try, really, but now I just go on.
No Kidding

Portsmouth, OH

#32 Nov 19, 2012
ALLIZPOSTEDISL0L wrote:
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LOL AGREED!!! THOSE negative AZZZZHOLES on here ARE HATERS!!! LOL..Lets SEE.... NO businesses or a FEW NEW ONES that could help this area? LOL YES..... the NEXT BIG shoe factory is coming to P-town...LOL DUMBFCKS!!! ANYTHING is a POSITIVE step!!LOL
I agree.
hey

Portsmouth, OH

#33 Nov 19, 2012
Have you ever noticed how something great, business or whatever, is supposed to happen in Portsmouth and then after months of hype pass it never happens? I see a pattern that has stretched over many many years.

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