Progress Through Undevelopment
abandoned apartment complex in Tampa, Florida, might become a park
instead of luxury condos. Photo by Martha Rial/St. Petersburg Times.
all the foreclosure and false starts on major housing development
projects a new trend is developing: un-development. Land
that had been acquired for future development is now being targeted as
land that can be returned to its original use or some type of green
space.… I know we are in discussion in St. Paul exactly about this
idea. A 3-acre site that was going to be developed into housing might
now instead be turned into a community green space.
Anyone out there have other local examples?
Other news from around the network: California High Speed Rail Blog asks what the state should do next to get HSR rolling; the National Journal wonders what effect cap-and-trade legislation would have on transportation; and CTA Tattler
passes along an amusing story of how a sweaty bus ride might convince
Illinois legislators that transit needs a source of capital funding.
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