11096Re: recycling big-box stores
- Nov 17, 2008I find this quite interesting because because I'm interested in how to
convert existing areas to carfree without having to demolish existing
I'm also not exactly a fan of eminent domain, so I'd rather not use
that to make carfree development.
If an area becomes carfree, land prices per square foot will go up
considerably; I think the developers converting big boxes would be
happy to sell off strips through their property to make public
streets. A single existing big-box property would probably be turned
into several blocks: the big box itself on its own block, with all
other blocks ranging in sizes from 200 to 400 feet on a side. These
streets would probably range in width from 10 to 100 feet, so it
wouldn't exactly be a loss to the property owner.
I know that a property owner could easily just build their own streets
on their carfree property, but that's not the point. Privately owned
publicly accessible unless it's publicly accessible 24*7 with no
restrictions aside from causing a nuisance or danger.
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> Hi All,
> This is moderately interesting:
>What's in Store?
> Big Box & Beyond
> Today's Temples of Consumption Don't Have To Be Tomorrow's Ruins.
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