View to a new neighborhood in Capitol View

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If a park is promised, developer will build. Tumbledown houses and a homeless camp occupy a secluded ravine south of Markham Street, just west of the state Capitol. The area, Park and Schiller streets on the east and west and West Third and West Second streets on the north and south, is a triangle of land far below grade of Markham and dead ending at a berm running along the Union Pacific Railroad tracks. Drive into this forgotten area of the city — its drainage bad and street upkeep negligible — in the morning and you might see a man doing his best imitation of Alice Cooper emerge from the woods. He may be carrying a sword. It's that kind of place, where the sloping topography from the higher Capital View...

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