Developmental Movement: 2014-04-25 – Northwestern Ave.

Development Movement #greaterlala 2014-04-25 - Northwestern Ave Semi-Blockage

The Friday of Grand Prix weekend, 2014, we witnessed an interesting phenomena with a semi-truck on Northwestern Ave.  Is was around 10:30pm and even though we only have 3-story buildings, #plywoodcity, and other low density factors, traffic was disrupted.

Development Movement #greaterlala 2014-04-25 - Northwestern Ave Semi-Blockage

The current plans for the area include a new 5-story building at 225 Northwestern. The old Where Else building is boarded up and now dons the moniker #plywoodcity.  State Street Corner (as it is called), also has a PDMX coming in the works, but the project is currently in a stand-still for almost two years.  Even without these additions, education is needed in order to help make the area work smoothly.

Development Movement #greaterlala 2014-04-25 - Northwestern Ave Semi-Blockage

What types of architecure do we want in the Village?  Elsewhere? Are these the types of structures we want impacting our existence now? Will they help create a sustainable and vibrant future?

Thankfully, after a quick chat with the semi driver, asking them to move forward a bit, traffic was able to flow at a more sane degree given the circumstances of today.  What will they be like when there is a CVS on every corner?

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