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8180Re: [carfree_cities] Re: Lindbergh City Center Transit Oriented Development

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  • CEB
    Mar 8, 2005
      PLUS do we have any concrete (!) examples of multi-story carparking being converted to retail use?

      Todd
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      > Od: Larry Felton Johnson <larryj@...>
      > Komu: carfree_cities@yahoogroups.com
      > Datum: Tue, 8 Mar 2005 11:09:00 -0500
      > Předmět: Re: [carfree_cities] Re: Lindbergh City Center Transit Oriented Development
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      > On Tue, Mar 08, 2005 at 03:47:11PM -0000, emccaughrin wrote:
      > >
      > >
      > > --- In carfree_cities@yahoogroups.com, "Larry Felton Johnson"
      > > <larryj@g...> wrote:
      > > >
      > > > Lindbergh City Center was the first of the big TOD plans
      > > > announced in Atlanta, but it's moved along more slowly
      > > > than some of the recent high profile projects, so it had
      > > > slipped from my attention. Recently someone passed along
      > > > a link to an article with updated info.
      > >
      > > "TOD" my ass. The new office building will have 7(!) floors of car
      > > parking. Just because a development happens to be located in
      > > proximity to an underutilized and overpriced rail line doesn't mean
      > > it isn't yet another car-oriented project.
      > >
      > > The good news is that it doesn't appear vast sums of taxpayer money
      > > were spent on the project -- unlike similar TOD developments going
      > > on with at BART stations.
      >
      > While you are correct about the overprovision of parking, the template
      > I always apply in evaluating a project like this is simply asking myself
      > if I'm likely to use it, and if it's generally a piece in the puzzle
      > of fitting together an intown area where it's possible to function
      > without a car. Once the retail is built out the answer to both questions
      > is clearly yes.
      >
      > Larry
      >
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