Tear down the Mellon Arena and what do we have to look forward to? Years of vacant lots, surface parking, torn up streets and an occasional construction site.
The projection of 3,000 construction jobs fails to note that that's over possibly 10 or more years ("Is the Arena a Roadblock?" April 13). How long has it taken to try to secure a supermarket for the area?
Architect Rob Pfaffmann's plan to turn an existing venue into a unique entertainment, shopping and hospitality center (across from a year-round sports and concert arena) makes so much more sense.