We almost gave this post the title "News: Good and Bad," but then we decided that would be much too loaded. Instead, we gave it an innocuous title and left our opinion very mildly disguised. This one is sure to be a doosy.
The news is that these two buildings, though undergoing simultaneous renovations, are completely unrelated. The building on the left was purchased by a developer who will sell off units as condos.
The building on the right is owned by the city. Ultimate use for the building is unclear, but it goes without saying that it will be part of some city housing project. It could be used for people without homes or city employees - to name a couple of possibilities. The city runs many nuanced housing programs, and without further investigation it's unclear what this building will be used for... though we probably shouldn't say so, we're hoping it's not transitional housing.