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.
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.
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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