The committee will review revisions to the proposed mixed-use zones on State Street as well as an analysis of development feasibility. The committee will also discuss the preferred street designThe chief element that seemed to be contested were the building heights, and both the MU-1 and MU-2 list 55 feet as the maximum at the moment.
At least in the published materials, it has not been discussed whether this will actually attract the development we want to have. Would 70 feet actually spur more reinvestment there?
It might seem great that the heights have been reduced in response to neighbor complaints, but if the reductions are such that they hamstring the whole concept and hinder or even halt the desired redevelopment, maybe the reduction isn't such a great idea after all.
Presumably the "development feasibility" discussion will touch on this.
|Parking in back, forecourt alcove, corner entry|
- The fronts of commercial buildings meet the sidewalk and have lots of windows
- Forecourt alcoves can be featured as pockets of quasi public space
- Parking in back
(See previous notes on the State Street Study here, and for more specifically on the street here, here, and here most recently.)
The Committee meets Tuesday the 23rd, from 4:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m. downstairs in the Anderson Rooms at the Library.
|The new reading room, a lovely tribute - via City of Salem|