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Re: DC Zoning Commission planning to limit carrier hotels?
From: Steve Sobol <sjsobol () NorthShoreTechnologies net>
Date: Fri, 20 Oct 2000 17:17:56 -0400
"John K. Doyle, Jr." wrote:
Various cities in the Bay Area are rapidly enacting anti-.com zoning
ordnances. This isn't specific to data centers. The problem is that, out
here at least, the .com explosion is of sufficient magnitude that it has a
tendency to wipe out "business districts." What happens is that the .com
companies are WAY better funded than your average shoe-shine stand, burger
joint, or even neighborhood pharmacy. So, they can afford to pay way more
rent than a traditional business can. Pretty soon, you look up and there
is NO retail to be seen anywhere in the business district.
Now imagine the ripple effect.
I've read about this phenomenon in the SFO area, although what I
read mentioned residential housing. (Several friends who live there
have confirmed what I've read).
Wouldn't it be better to enforce an anti-price-gouging law that
capped the amount of rent landlords could charge?
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