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Thursday, April 27, 2006

Downtown Columbia Redevelopment Recap

With another Focus Group meeting again next Wednesday let us run through the issues. Here are links to a number of major posts on the downtown Columbia plan:

The Mall to Merriweather Promenade: Part 1
The Mall to Merriweather Promenade: Part 2

Mixed Income Housing: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3


Why community planning matters.

Martin Luther King Day thoughts on the impact of community planning and whether new developments are contributing or undermining his dream and Rouses vision.

Let's Not Be Florida

Will the county use the Focus Group to help restore public trust?

I guess not yet, but here's hoping they will do it this time.

Let's Talk Solutions


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wonder if using Google's free SketchUp 3d modeler ( ) and Google Earth plug-in would help better visualize a lot of this proposal? Things like if the proposed road from Toby's to the Rouse building would disturb the river/wetlands, how much green space would be lost, how many mature trees would be cut down in Symphony Woods, how it would look turning NoManIsAnIsland into NoManIsABridgeFooter, what the silt dump site would look like for the proposed Lake dredging, where all the new red lights would be, etc.?

11:20 AM  
Blogger Evan said...

Great idea! Do you know how to do that and can you put it together? If so I will post it. If not, if you could find someone who can put it together I will post it.

11:45 PM  

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