Mixed income in the same developments has a very good track record when done correctly. However, the new subsidized buildings going up downtown are not true mixed use in that they are in separate buildings, or in the case of Sibley Square, have separate entrances and amenities. This separation defeats the intent of mixed use which is exposure to those less or more fortunate and the learning that takes place in the process. This separation creates a ‘not in my backyard’ or NIMBY effect that is polarizing.

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