Nearly a million dollars in state funds has been spent to purchase the Hub-Gilcher properties in downtown Danville. Now we must build a parking garage on that site to cost a few million (now $5 or $6 million) to attract tenants to the properties. But we are happy because our congressman has been able to secure $1.75 million in the form of a federal grant to help pay for the project. But who pays the balance?
Now, according to the editorial in Sunday's Advocate, this plan must be supported because the "parking garage is an economic development project ... intended to bring new jobs to the community."
The editorial continues: ... "that (it) would create 100 new jobs for the community" ... "a hundred people ... could expect to receive permanent employment as a result of a parking garage."