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Driving Home a New Redevelopment Vision

Hey, owning a car and getting dibs on a permanent underground parking spot at a shiny new condominium is overrated, right? How about an urban redevelopment where everything is available in one place and parking has two chances: nil and void. At these visionary developments, there are point to point connections in place that spur the local economy because everyone walks or takes public transportation, thus enhancing the local commerce. This looks to be an emerging paradigm in the urban infill, and it’s a departure from an archaic development mandate that is well worn, well known. The old Alka Selzer commercials used to tout the fact that all it took was a “plop, plop, and a fizz, fizz and oh, what a relief it is.” In Chicago, it’s the anti-plop that becoming a relief to civic stewards. “Plop architecture” is a term–or a civic condition, really–coined by Chicago Tribune architecture…Log In to Read Full Article

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