Not The Happiest Place On Earth?

American Public Radio’s Marketplace takes at gander at the story of Disneyland vs. the City of Anaheim concerning housing development in the resort district. Included with the story are two photos of Harbor blvd adjoining Disneyland. One from the 1992 and one taken recently. The transformation of the Anaheim Resort District from tacky signs to tree lined blvd is obvious. I’m not sure what this has to do with adding housing in the area.

Part of me things this whole concept is crazy. If Anaheim wants to add low income housing near Disneyland there are plenty of commercial tracks over on Euclid that are ripe for redevelopment. Add a little streetcar action between Euclid and Disneyland and who knows you might even get a little economic development. If anything Anaheim should be lighting a fire under Disney to get that third gate built. More hotel rooms mean more tax dollars for the resort dependent town.