Many West End residents have kept a watchful eye on the future plans for the New Railroad Square (aka SMART site) bounded by our neighborhood and Railroad Square. This important development affects many in the community, but the bottom line is that the West End and Railroad Square will have to live with any decisions that are made. Therefore, we have always asked to be included, as stakeholders, into any discussions for this development. It only makes sense that all the stakeholders should be involved to create the best end result.
The following editorial and article will introduce you to a group, that has not only asked to be involved, but demanded to have their goals and interests met. The question is… should one group be allowed to use whatever tactics necessary to have their goals met even to the exclusion of others? Read on.