Friday, November 09, 2007

City in the City

Inga Saffron discovers a developer who's keeping the urban in the urban. Aside from the issue of New Urbanist developers spending too much time where they're essentially not welcome, it's good to do some whack-a-mole on creeping suburbanization of the city. A combination of bad zoning laws/misplaced neighborhood concerns (every development needs parking!), developer misreading of what people want (more parking!), and generally being influenced by the prevailing suburban aesthetic, too much new urban development has a very inappropriately suburban character to it.

Damn front garages are gonna ruin the place. Stop the madness!