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    Measuring economic benefits of downtown housing

    Does anyone have some good ways to measure the benefits of downtown housing on a community?

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    Cyburbian DetroitPlanner's avatar
    Mar 2004
    Where the weak are killed and eaten.
    We're seeing noticeable differences, number of service businesses in Detroit's CBD are way up. People are on the street walking, hanging out in the parks, its not a very technical analysis for sure, but we have no doubt benefited from all of the loft conversions.

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    Jul 2005
    Where there's some there there
    additional restaurant and retail
    rise in per capita/aggregate income in the central city
    rise in values of neighboring properties
    additonal property tax reciepts (from those living outside the city)

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