Friday, October 30, 2009

An interview with the developer for the Corrine Reid-Owens Project

In an email to Mayor John Dickert and other members of the Common Council, 5th District Alderman David Maack is calling for the removal of Corinne Reid-Owens name from any State Street development project.

The project, which two African American developers, Damon Dorsey and Brent Oglesby have sought to build, would have been named after Owens, Their project would be an $8.6 million large scale catalytic project consisting of 38 apartments and about 3,000 sq. ft. of retail space.

Today we talked to the developer. Listen to what he had to say about the project.


Terence O said...

I feel that this would have been a wonderful development and something people of color would have to be proud of. I hope this project does not get shut completely down and it is just on hold. Keep pushing Brent!!!!

Alex said...

It would be a detriment to the community if these type of roadblocks continue to be placed in front of projects that have the overall best interest of the community as a driving priority. Hopefully, officials will recognize this shortcoming and move quickly to enable strong, factual based projects such as this to proceed.