8180Re: [carfree_cities] Re: Lindbergh City Center Transit Oriented Development
- Mar 8, 2005PLUS do we have any concrete (!) examples of multi-story carparking being converted to retail use?
> Od: Larry Felton Johnson <larryj@...>
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> Datum: Tue, 8 Mar 2005 11:09:00 -0500
> Předmět: Re: [carfree_cities] Re: Lindbergh City Center Transit Oriented Development
> On Tue, Mar 08, 2005 at 03:47:11PM -0000, emccaughrin wrote:
> > --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "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.
> Pete: Who elected you leader of this outfit?
> Ulysses Everett McGill: Well Pete, I figured it should be the one with
> the capacity for abstract thought.
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