Monday, June 15, 2009

цarьchitect on Giant and Wisconsin Avenue

The Tsarchitect blog has an entry about Giant with an interesting passage:

Wisconsin Avenue needs more of this healthy density. The example that this sets will be a lesson to Ward 3, demonstrating how a few stores and few more stories can create an enjoyable neighborhood center. Not only will the extreme non-failure of the site be ammunition for people who support smart growth, it will serve as a billboard for those who are not engaged in debates, that urbanism is possible in Northwest.

He includes an admonition that pedestrian improvements and mass transportation enhancements are key components to a successful result.

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