Tuesday, March 31, 2009

If we zone for it, will they come?

Disturbed by the dearth of art cafes, book stores, and coffee shops, the Nashville Planning Commission is trying to get rid of used tire stores, pawn shops, and payday lenders.
..the zoning isn’t market-driven: On Gallatin Pike, the new zoning didn’t create a stampede of desired businesses [clamoring] to replace the title pawn stores and other undesirables.
This kind of command-and-control central planning seems to be making a comeback in Washington as well.

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