I'm moving down in August. Is that Iodent you're in?
I'm in Kales. Great area to live. Great restaurants and events. Wonderful biking city. My buddies and I walk next door and scalp Tigers tickets for cheap halfway through games. Sure, there are a bunch of empty buildings around, and that is by no means a great thing, but I feel the people here embrace it as the city's aesthetic and character. It's part of the whole package.
I think the plans for construction will really attract further life down here once people realize how convenient and fun the area around the statiums is.