flyingember wrote:aknowledgeableperson wrote:FWIW, if the rendering is anything at all of what the project will be then that will definitely be a shame. Being close to the river why not create something like what one might find along an old riverfront. Old warehouse building space converted to restaurants and bars. Throw in a mix of service businesses the locals would need on the ground floor with residences above (can be more than two stories). Have a central street that runs through the development, not for cars but for people (although a vehicle like an ambulance can utilize when needed). Of course, to prevent an overbuilt of retail space throw in some what I would call New York style multi-family residences where one could walk up the stairs or walk down a half flight of stairs to living spaces.
Don't need to make it a destination spot but more like a small community.
First, build some warehouses. Then wait a few decades.
Then pick an arbitrary design to renovate them.
The point was to build buildings that looked liked old warehouse buildings. I believe that is still possible, isn't it? Instead of making it look brand new make it look like it is old and renovated.
True, I could have worded that differently.