Point Park has been an excellent downtown tenant and have done extraordinary work in the past 5-10 years transforming their "campus" and improving the streetscape in the blocks that encompass it. The concerns in this article are responsible questions that should be raised, but I'm confident in Point Park's track record that they will do what they can to preserve the historic integrity of the area while simultaneously making the necessary improvements to attract more people downtown and make it a more viable "community" as a whole.
Is there a projected use for the soon-to-be abandoned Playhouse in Oakland? That corner of Craft/Boulevard of the Allies already has one vacant building, as well as a gas station. Magee's putting in a new Emergency entrance on that side, and I presume this will encourage employees and visitors to use Craft Street for access instead of only Halket. The "Portal Project" is finally getting rid of one downtrodden area of Oakland, yet another one seems to be forming (or is already formed) at the "Boulevard Portal". Kind of a weird location, but not so far removed that empty buildings should be sitting there.
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