What do we need in the neighborhood? Plenty of places to eat and drink. How about a clothing/jeans store? Or a book store? According to DNAinfo.com the Howard "L" area needs retail development. What about retail space that is already vacant?
The former Goods For Less has sat empty this past year and its been forever since Jarvis "L" retail space had anything. Thriving and interesting cities need places for people to buy goods and services inside the neighborhood. If not people living here are forced to drive or take the train elsewhere to shop.
1547 w Jarvis has had a lot of false starts and almosts. Maybe this coming year will be different?