patching the (historic) urban fabric

A point of contention in Ybor City for the last few years has been the Sheriff's office's "temporary" closing of 20th Street. Matters are coming to a head, as the office seeks a permanent closure of the street. Community residents and some city officials are speaking out against this, arguing disruption to the urban fabric and facilitating the wrong type of growth in Ybor. Is this growth warranted, or an imposition on the historic neighborhood? Are it's "9/11" motivations legitimate, or do you think there are other agenda involved?

If you're interested, the Barrios will be having a meeting to discuss next Thursday, Dec 20 at 9am. Ultimately, the decision falls to the City Council.

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