Some things seem never to change. This 1977 article addresses some of the issues we still talk about today, gentrification, affordable housing, preserving historic structures, crime and more. I'll continue after the newspaper article. . .
Of course this has been a mixed blessing. Economic revitalization has made Armory Park a more attractive place to live while also increasing pressures for incompatible development pressing into the neighborhood. The fit of historic preservation with modern amenities and affordable housing is still an issue; we debated the issue in 1977 and still do today.
Note: I figured out how to scan the newspaper images from Newspaper.com which makes them easier to read. I hope you find it helpful. Please leave comments with your suggestions for the site or on the content of the articles. This is still a work in progress.