Tuesday, June 15, 2010

CityVista Redux

Seemingly a small bit of news on the latest developments on the CityVista project that was going to be in both parts of the City's Chicken Hill neighborhood and Greentree.. Remember CityVista? It was making a fair bit of news as some residents opposed the plan and they even had gone to the web with the making of a very entertaining, if odd, youtube video that caught people's attention. Odd in that it was all played out with a 'anti new urbanism' theme even though I am not sure there was much new urbanism in it to begin with.. and the anti-new urbanists were labeling themselves as "small town america" even though they were technically the urban city dwellers in the story. One of those 'only in Pittsburgh' kind of things. The story and links were in this old post

Looks like that in response to resident opposition they cut the development roughly in half and took out all parts within the city proper.  Gotta think about that some. Probably a bigger story than it seems in the big picture.  Repeat after me: comprehensive plan.


Anonymous MH said...

Comprehensively plan for what? Anyway, I'm always amazed at what development generates opposition and what doesn't. I remember there was some local opposition to putting a doctors office and a few apartments on Greenfield Ave because the vacant lot looked better or something.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010 9:19:00 PM  

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