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2 responses to “Troy Story: Renovations and Entrepreneurial Spirit turn Troy into Ideal Urban Center: An American Brigadoon in Upstate New York”

  1. Yes, Troy has shown great potential in the past few years and as a person who does most, nearly all of his shopping in Troy, it is wonderful to see. However, as is usually the case with many new “Troylets” (those who just showed up a few years ago after spending most of their lives in suburbia), the emphasis in touting Troy’s attributes is all about the life of the city below the Congress St. hill; nary a word about the thousands of people and all the businesses that exist on top of the hill. Secondly, much of the development of downtown Troy has been done with PILOT giveaways to commercial developers. This does nothing to help the oppressive tax structure in Troy and is the reason why in a few years I and my family (who have spent nearly 4 decades here)will be moving out of Troy to a more tax-friendly place.

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