Rebuilding Place in the Urban Space

"A community’s physical form, rather than its land uses, is its most intrinsic and enduring characteristic." [Katz, EPA] This blog focuses on place and placemaking and all that makes it work--historic preservation, urban design, transportation, asset-based community development, arts & cultural development, commercial district revitalization, tourism & destination development, and quality of life advocacy--along with doses of civic engagement and good governance watchdogging.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Balconies on major streets

I would never be able to find the article now, but I remember a piece in the Los Angeles Times, maybe 9 or 10 years ago, about apartment buildings on major streets, and there being concerns about balconies, because people might store all kinds of junk, etc., there.

While I do agree that can be a problem, the balconies at the Park Place Apartments building at the intersection of Georgia and New Hampshire Avenues don't seem to be too obtrusive.

I don't know how helpful it is, but it is another level of "eyes on the street" as well.

(Apologies that the photos aren't that good.)

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