My sixteenth move has landed me in the Gateway Corporate Community in
Corporate community is an apt label for the 600 acre business park that
contains almost seven million square feet of commercial space but no residences.
It wasn't my first choice. If I had my way we would have located our new office in downtown
That said, I have to admit that I’m warming to life in this corporate community.
I have a second floor view overlooking thickly wooded open space. In the
distance I can just barely make out the Best Buy sign at Gateway Exchange. In
matter of weeks, as the trees leaf out, I probably won’t even see that. In my
former office my view was of another building.
Gateway is also
largest disenfranchised community. Even though it is larger than any of the ten
Columbia villages and its building owners pay the same CPRA lien as village
residents, it has no representative on the governing body of the Columbia Association.
It’s our own HoCo loco version of taxation without representation.