Seems like a good opportunity for tax increment financing to maintain the park without competing against other needs. Redevelopment in industrial areas also may have less potential impact displacing lower income households if few people live nearby. Creating new market rate housing in these areas could relieve upward price pressure elsewhere.
A fantastic approach for saving energy and resources. It makes great sense in the northwest with wood frame, wood sided houses. It may not translate as well to other places. http://www.citylab.com/housing/2016/11/portland-oregon-deconstruction-law-demolition/506237/?utm_source=nl__link4_110416
I always loved this building. From the Eastsider: www.theeastsiderla.com/2015/03/art-deco-relic-on-san-fernando-road-now-going-for-2-3-million/
Many cities make property owners responsible for sidewalk condition. At one time roads as well. When did government take over roads? And why not sidewalks? For commercial properties tax increment finance could be a good method for development and maintenance of pedestrian facilities and enhancements.
It looks like tricycles are not just for kids. From the New York Times T Magazine. A good idea for carrying lots of stuff. But heavy if you can’t park on the street and have to carry your bike upstairs. Even for modern three wheelers like the Kify
Recent research from the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy finds influence from transportation access on long-term land values in the Chicago area. In the early 20th century there is a dispersal of high value properties along major arterials. Towards the end of the century, land values are concentrated downtown. In thr 20th century there is growth of values north but not south of downtown reflecting (or reflected by) the level of service and investment in transportation.