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Joel Kotkin Can't Resist Stabs at Downtown

By Eric Richardson
Published: Tuesday, January 24, 2006, at 03:45PM

I've mentioned Joel Kotkin a few times before, and we'll just say that it's never been in the context of him having anything nice to say about Downtown. Today he gets his barbs into the end of an LA Times piece about proposed redevelopment in Marina del Rey.

People like the Klappers, with grown children and comfortable finances, may become the bulwark of Marina del Rey in years ahead, said Joel Kotkin of New America Foundation, a nonpartisan think tank.

Marina del Rey is "an infinitely nicer choice" than trendy downtown Los Angeles for empty nesters who are downshifting from the responsibilities of homeownership and who like to travel out of nearby Los Angeles International Airport, Kotkin said.

Somebody should start keeping a scrapbook of all his digs and predictions about Downtown.


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