We don't need more lofts, more failed attempts at swaths of development. They already demolished the south half of the factory and built a small community there, which still remains largely vacant. Why does anybody think that building a "billion dollar village", essentially just a larger version of the floundering southern development, will bring any different outcome? Just because we have the ability to develop anything and everything doesn't mean that we should.
Also, I've lived within sight of the Gates factory my whole life, so it's not like I'm out of touch with the neighborhood.