I lived in the AD when Joel Bloom was still alive all the way up until a couple years ago. The neighborhood will always be changing. That's to be expected. Nobody wants Traction to go back to being a train hub for coffee and sugar warehouses, right? I just want to encourage newer residents to contribute something to the AD besides property taxes and ire. The Neighborhood Watch Walk starts every Wednesday night at 6:30 in front of Bloom's old address at Hewitt and Traction. I think people should go on The Walk to meet their neighbors and let their dogs meet the neighbor dogs and just take the time to enjoy the neighborhood. People should be about it and a part of it. Maybe ifTyler "Whatever" went a few times he would be less vilified.
And don't worry about the artists. They are creative. They will GET CREATIVE and figure something out.