The Partnership had predicted the day would come when the proposed St. Paul’s Quadrant Plan would jump into first place over The Greater Wards Corner Comprehensive Plan which was approved by City Council on December 21, 2004. To date, there has been very little implementation of The Greater Wards Corner Comprehensive Plan. Pilot Online reports the unveiling of this huge new downtown project which will relocate as many as150 low income households in one fell swoop. To his credit Councilman Don Williams thinks Wards Corner should get funding before St’ Paul’s. Williams said,
We need to do things in a pecking order,
Mayor Fraim was quoted as saying,
We have several competing interests we’ll have to sort through.
But in a city as large as ours, we should be able to do several large projects.
We shall see if the Mayor puts as much effort in his support for Greater Wards Corner as he puts in Downtown.