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Old Posted Mar 4, 2019, 3:20 PM
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Like I said, once that land is gone, it is gone forever. If the next generation decides that they don't like museums in parks, too bad, stuck with it. I see no reason to continue the assault.

I was responding to the argument that since Cornell Drive cuts through Jackson Park, and MSI is there, the rest of the land is fair game for development because every acre of Jackson Park isn't pristine wilderness.
Bad past decisions don't justify future bad decisions.

How about we just consider the parks landmarked at this point and off limits? And if any use closes, such as a golf course or a parking lot, that use is removed and the land goes back to open field.
If parks can't be landmarked and preserved, what's the point of preserving some old building? Either "highest best use" counts for all land, or none of it.
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