ULCajun wrote:Both me and my partner live and work downtown. In the past year we have gotten rid of one of our cars. We are discussing getting rid of the other car. This would make it that much easier to get rid of the car because the biggest thing is going 10+ miles for an event or our bi-monthly costco trips.
That is true. if you move into the building
. Which, perhaps you will. I agree it will help some people--I would in fact be in the same boat as you if I lived in the building. I already mostly walk everywhere and could easily live carless if ZipCar were downtown. I'm just concerned about all our office buildings becoming apartments. Again, hopefully we're just in the lag period between influx of residents and influx of offices. Hollis & Miller is a good bright spot, for example.
I think we are seeing the shift finally. The KCATA's 3rd and Grand lot is a prime example. Initial talks were for multi-family, but it ultimately changed over to office. BTW, my prediction for that lot is BNIM. Potential for signature multi-modal, green development (likely with incentives), too easy. They will need an interim site though. Maybe old populous spot in RM?
Another example is Corrigan station- initially planned for rez, but shifted over to office.