So far, I don't see the problem. While we're short on stores now and the demolished stretch is creepy at night, a multilevel shopping mall is part of the proposed development, including a (rumored) Whole Foods! This sounds much better than what was there before. How is that bad?
The new building will block some views and cast a shadow. These are legitimate concerns, but I'm not personally affected as I already have no view. I don't hear construction noise (yet).
The community group says: WHAT WE DON'T WANT: A 30-story spike in the heart of our community, and unneeded luxury housing and luxury shopping severing our neighborhood.
Oh my god, RICH PEOPLE polluting the neighborhood! This area is very mixed. An influx of yuppies will just add to the mix.