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Valid Point
By Kara (McElroy) Steele


August 08, 2005

Tom LeCompte puts a very valid point in his letter. Since my arrival back to town for a month, I have to say, it is hard to swallow seeing so many of the old decrepid buildings that once were something, empty and filthy. It doesn't make it look very good to people visiting here, or heck even coming back home.

I've always thought it would be kewl to paint the buildings different colors, bright ones, to sort of doll up the whole area. Would certainly attract renters to the areas, better than seeing them falling apart like most of the empty areas on the dock are. I agree it all needs some TLC from Jan and Juds all the way to Deermont. Mainly, because it just looks like from an outside point of view, that no one really gives a rip about the appearances of these buildings. That is sad.

One place that comes to mind immediately is how beautiful Creek Street has become on the boardwalk. Its really nice and bright over there, and makes one want to visit the shops... yes I played tourist with my good friend the other day and it was fun! Anyway, anything to make something better should always be the first thing on peoples minds.

Think of places in other states that you know of that have old run down buildings just sitting there falling apart. Ya kinda don't want to return to places like that because of the outward appearance. Just my opinion.

I love Ketchikan and everything about it. Some gusseying up wouldn't hurt would it? Peace everyone!

Kara (McElroy) Steele
Kenai but soon to be Ketchikan, yay!


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 The City of Ketchikan is proposing to expand and improve facilities along the waterfront to provide enhanced public use and additional economic benefit to residents, business owners, and the City. A bond initiative will be placed on the August 16, 2005 ballot to gain approval for up to $70 million to fund the project. - More... Port Expansion Project Information



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