City staff members visit with tenants on West Broadway, trying to convince them that they "don't belong there", because the district is "not dense enough" or "not valuable enough" or other such nonsense. People shouldn't be forced to abandon their neighborhood even during high demand, but here, we have low demand, and half-empty space, and they want to build more densely?
More insulting, is when the City suggests to tenants that they "move and come back", or "find a place in the new development". A suggestion which makes us "groundlings" roll our eyes -- how can you expect a business to survive such a move? Hypothetically, if lots of money was provided, it might be possible to compensate -- but it's terribly risky to take something that works, something that has adapted to a specific location, and move it. After all, 99% of all business ventures fail.
The principle of continuity is rarely understood by anyone who hasn't felt it in their bones -- the day-to-day struggle to keep your ship afloat. City officials are so indoctrinated by, and enamored with, futurist visions of destructive urban renewal, that they don't realize they've become a tsunami, wiping out everything in front of them.