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  •  Compared to working to ... (2+ / 0-)
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    ... establish suburban village cores and rebuilding community in the human monocultures that the single-use zoning system has created.

    I can't see any upside in fighting for the establishment of company towns, because I do not see how it makes a vision of the future that people will be interested in organizing around.

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    by BruceMcF on Mon Jul 23, 2012 at 03:40:56 PM PDT

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    •  I like the idea of.... (1+ / 0-)
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      ....the suburban core with apartment buildings and a local shopping district around a light rail line, with smaller houses behind it.  

      Retail workers can walk or ride bikes to their close-by work or to the light rail; people who live farther away can carpool or if they must, drive and park at a park-and-ride.  

      The problem comes with the lack of jobs in today's economy; people might have to accept jobs in other suburbs or areas of the city without direct public transit.

      9-11 changed everything? Well, Katrina changed it back.

      by varro on Tue Jul 24, 2012 at 02:53:12 PM PDT

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      •  If the ... (0+ / 0-)

        ... new common carrier corridor (light rail, heavy rail, trolleybus, aerobus, whatever) was originally laid out to connect to job centers, then access to the new jobs at the suburban village cores along the corridor are in addition to the access to the jobs that the corridor has been designed to reach. So they are a bonus, rather the the core rationale for building the corridor.

        The basic design pattern is to provide a standard zoning easement that makes it possible to build a suburban village core around a transport corridor stop ~ where today it is largely illegal to build a suburban village cores without a special variance being granted. Street level professional/ commercial space with stacked townhouse residential development on top allowed 1/8 of a mile around the station, pooled gateway parking at two road access points outside that zone, and 3 story stacked townhouse residential development allows 1/4 mile around the station.

        20% of the incremental property tax over what is allowed without the easement going to operation of the service on the common carrier corridor.

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        by BruceMcF on Tue Jul 24, 2012 at 04:05:51 PM PDT

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