Here is a little insight on a sore subject in my neck of the woods. The article talks about the lack of historic preservation and can you believe that Tempe has no historic districts? Odd for a town that was settled in 1870's and used the old (1200AD) waterways of the Hohokam Indians. The City has also had the same corporate limits since 1974 so it hasn't been growing out like most Valley cities. I actually used to live in the neighborhood discussed in the article and I ended up leaving because of the proliferation of college rental housing and poor condition of the housing stock. I had wanted to stay close to downtown, but I moved about 3 miles down the road.