Case Study #3: The Park East Freeway Corridor Redevelopment Plan. 64 acre site Planning began in middle 90s Demolition of elevated freeway began in late 2001; completed in early 2003. Park East Freeway Corridor Redevelopment Plan. Negative aspects of the existing spur: “over-designed”
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1. Tear down the spur, and then…
2. Rebuild the street grid
3. Construct pedestrian scale and monumental boulevard as “gateway” to downtown where the spur once existed
4. Free-up 64 acres of developable real estate
5. Re-weave the fabric of downtown into the fabric of the neighborhoods creating the unified urban texture
6. Develop the land, Increase the tax base
7. Capitalize on the emerging downtown housing boom
8. Create three “urban districts” each with it’s own identity
9. Re-weave the River back into the fabric of the city, increase access to it, and elevate it to a natural and public amenity.
McKinley District: neighborhoods. (development will increase the tax base)
Still mixed use