Saturday, May 25, 2013
Every unit of housing in the proposed project will have at least a two-car garage, the higher end, close to $700,000 homes will have 3-car garages. In total, there will be 740 enclosed garage spaces for the 328 houses for that suburban, car-dependent, Elk Grove feeling. Three-car garages are virtually non-existent in the adjacent neighborhoods. Now why would they be necessary here? That's a lot of wasted space and materials that suggests a lot of vehicle trips and the fact that this development is hardly as green as advertised.
The site plan rendering at the top of the article should be removed as it reflects the 2006 plan with the church, not the currently proposed project as shown towards the end of the article.
Cars First! That's right Curmudgeon, easing vehicular drive times is more important than parks, access to the American River, and neighborhood livability.
Neighborhood advocacy groups feel that McKinley Village is not “infill” development in that it requires extensions of all urban infrastructure to make it viable; i.e., roads, stormwater, sewer and other utilities, transit, etc., not to mention at least one breach of the secondary levee protecting the city. Essentially, as presented, it is a suburban project shoehorned into an “orphaned” urban parcel with more in common with Elk Grove than Midtown.
You must have been bummed when they tore down the Embarcadero Freeway in SF. That's really hurt the waterfront and neighborhood there and made quick access to the strip clubs on Broadway much more inconvenient.
Thanks Phil. I figured that out eventually.
Unfortunately, the submission criteria did not specify that the photographs must be taken in the month of January 2013, just that they must be submitted this month. So, unfortunately, all of the photos that I submitted were older than 2013 so they were rejected and now it's a bit late to re-enter.
Can't for the life of me figure out how to submit photos to this contest despite, or perhaps because of, the instructions. Maybe next year....
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