Council Member Gyna Bivens again raises the issue of the imposed Historic District in the Eastside Stop Six neighborhood holding back development and the S-T Editorial Board agrees it is not needed:
A timeline is laid out in the article for the process needed to remove the designation. Much of the area is vacant lots, and the chance of developers wanting to use 1920's to 1970's architecture to adhere to the historical standards is low to nil. Instead of the energy and resources used to develop this unwanted district, a better course of action would have been to draw a plan for sustainable development and put in place an infrastructure development and replacement plan to encourage redevelopment of this area. Better late than never.