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  1. Not sure if this is true for the other districts, but The Historic district in Plaza Midwood is pretty small compared to their overall neighborhood ... only about 1/5 id say is designated historic.... so I'm not sure I'd say it is untouchable. Further, I think there was recently a new duplex built to historic district standards in the PM historic district on a former SFH lot. 1510 Kensington Dr
  2. Southern Strain Brewery is going forward, in this location, from my understanding.
  3. I think that neighborhood is going to trump car access in the coming years. Office markets in NoDa and Plaza Midwood are picking up. Several are in the works.
  4. Sad to see Atrium break the streetscape on their campus and not plant any trees in the planting strip between the sidewalk and the street.... I assume the city made an exception for the Hospital because..... Hospital. ... but it is sad to see one of the city's few planned street designs fail.
  5. WELCOME TO UP @Poo Diddy!!!!
  6. I am not going to go into the details or argue about parenting in a city... my point is that on-street parking is not bad for neighborhoods, families, safety or traffic. Streets can be used everyday by everyone... Not just cars getting from point A to point B. I am trying to provide an alternate viewpoint to the Euclidean notion that uses should be separated and children protected with driveways and cul-de-sacs.
  7. My neighbors intentionally park on the street to slow cars down, so that our kids can play in the street. The worst part about these driveways is the width... a typical intown driveway (without a two car garage in front) is about 10-12 feet wide. This allows for a 35-40 foot long planting strip to plant a tree or two and create a streetscape. These things look like they are 20feet wide on 30 feet of frontage leaving a 10 foot long flavor saver.
  8. Most likely the parking ratios are out of date, and they are working to reconcile. We have seen several of these types of rezonings that appear to make legal, the existing Parking situation.
  9. Somebody needs to do a drone video of the route, similar to the one that Balfour made of the North leg of the Blue Line as they were completing it.
  10. unintentionally blends in with its context.
  11. "Chatham estates" refers to the subdivision that includes Pecan, Thomas , Plaza and Nassau. Plaza-Midwood is actually a neighborhood name for three real estate subdivisions: Country Club Acres, Midwood Estates, and Chatham Estates... it has grown recently to include Plaza Hills.
  12. Based on the most recent transportation masterplanning effort, it is my observation that the prospects of a full buildout of the streetcar line are much better than prior to that effort: The new plan does not really consider a lot of new (not previously conceived) mass transit lines. It is heavy on new High Density Bus lines, and Bike/Greenway connections. That makes me think that there will be increased pressure to make the sure that the currently planned Mass Transit lines are built in order to feed the special sauce for infill development that the city needs for their property tax coffer
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