Comment 82233

By Pxtl (registered) - website | Posted October 25, 2012 at 17:39:48 in reply to Comment 82220

I'd be perfectly fine with the parking structure if the facade was nice and there was something tangible facing Gore.

Let's face it, at this point the old buildings are nothing but a facade. The upper floors are boarded up. All we have left of those buildings is the cosmetic feature of the facing - from a functional perspective? When it has parking out front it's effectively a strip-mall - a single-floor building with a drive-through parking lot out front.

As much as I love the appearance of these buildings and loathe the stucco of modern construction, I'll take development first. The only thing I wouldn't compromise on is that a business can't moon Gore Park. I don't care if the city needs the carrot or the stick to get that done, but I just don't want to see the kind of backwards streetwall like we have at Centre Mall on Barton.

Comment edited by Pxtl on 2012-10-25 17:41:22

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