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by (RSS) Planning and Urban Design | July 25th, 2011 12:00pm CDT | 9 Comments

Today I drove past the new CVS building at Union and Cooper. When complete, it will be a case study how not to redevelop urban commercial district sites. There was, however, no mechanism to prevent what’s been done. There was no agreed-upon urban design plan or civic vision to guide City decision-makers. Public opinion was […]

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As the City Council begins to debate the idea of investing in the infrastructure necessary to create a new neighborhood at the former Fairgrounds, it’s worth defining what “urban village” really means. It’s not a shopping strip, or a mall, or even the small town simulation known as a lifestyle center. Instead, an urban village […]

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