Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Not Just Transit

Proposal for more density in Northern California.

The Sebastopol City Council kicked off deliberations of a controversial redevelopment plan Tuesday with a majority of members voicing support for higher-density buildings as the most environmentally sound approach.


The redevelopment plan would allow 300 residential units and nearly 400,000 square feet of new business and civic space between the Laguna de Santa Rosa and downtown.

Density makes transit possible, but more importantly it makes walkability possible as sufficient residential density provides demand for local goods and services and a sufficient number of establishments makes walking possible and desirable. Walkability in turn makes transit possible as you can head to a town center and then, you know, walk around.

(ht my)