I simply enjoy residing in the heart of the city, then there is a constant vibe in the air that just makes it seem alive, and even in the wee hours of the day you can still hear voices and sometimes music in the air! I have a particularly cute flat on the east side of town and it is in an artsy town.
There are always several artisans, musicians, and street vendors around which makes for entirely fantastic strolls through the city… Unfortunately a development group has bought a few of the older buildings and they are in the process of either renovating them or replacing them.
I am all for reusing or repurposing an old building into residential units but unfortunately the building next to ours could not be saved and it was torn down. They are now in the process of building a multi-purpose building which will have apartments on the top and retail space on the bottom and there is one major complication with that, the building will be taller than mine and I will no longer have my view outside the window. In fact, it is exactly one Storyteller and I will have a building to look at and the constant noise of the big Heating plus A/C units on top of it to listen to. They brought in a crane last yearto bring the big units up to the roof and I cannot think how large they are. I can only imagine the noise that they will put off 24/7 and it will make residing in my home almost unbearable. I will no longer be able to leave my windows open and listen to the sounds coming from the street below and that makes me sad, then when my lease is up I will truly be looking for a new place to live because I do not relish the thought of looking out at a tile wall and listening to the drone of the motors all the time.