Downtown's New Buildings
"I'm not for 'grow or die'; there are quality-of-life issues to consider. But some places evolve and others go in another direction. When I moved here in 1974, the downtown was dead. But now Ann Arbor is a beacon in Michigan, and we have to maintain and enhance it so it stays a place people want to come, especially people in their twenties and thirties. They're the future, and if they're not here, they and the future will be somewhere else."
[Originally published in December, 2008.]