Great to see this process continuing. It sounds like the new design will be a better one:
This kind of analysis and evaluation will become critical in determining adaptation to current traffic however it is limited to responding to current activity rather than leading it. The real need in cities is for planners that can take this kind of data and look into the future to plan cities that lead people rather than just reacting to them. Harder to do but the results are palpable.
This is what I would call a nearly visionary project. it is something that will provide an exceptional and unique lifestyle and hopefully inspire others to follow suit. It will bring national attention to the city for development:
As reported last year this project will fill a great spot and help connect downtown. However, I think it will magnify the lack of retail demand. Adding 16,000sf of commercial space is going to continue the blacked out first floors we see on so many of the newer projects.
The benefit of having the River City Company to spearhead these kinds of deals is really of tremendous value. Their ability to impartially push projects forward and have the funding to consolidate properties is such a huge benefit.
The Alstom project is moving quickly:
I completely agree with Corker on what downtown needs:
Adding to the more than 1000 units already being worked on in the Southside is this little reuse of rail land. It shows the demand and people whining about parking will need to get used to it. It’s never going to get better.
I was told this lot was available for $2m. It’ll be interesting to see how this project is received. The view lines will be unrivaled and the price point sounds pretty reasonable. The North Shore continues to be the place to be in downtown.
In case you missed it this weekend 190 new units were released to market…watch this one closely to see where the market is. Keep in mind that Wise is going to be finishing more units just up the street in less than six months. Can you say saturation: