Cbdallas wrote:While I am glad to see this project do something at least we will see a nice new wall with some landscaping. Once again I have to wonder about the Oak Lawn Committee and any commitment to dense urban growth if they approved this layout.
I agree about OLC and I've said it before. They have some seriously outdated viewpoints and are damaging the area at this point. It's good to have this kind of organization that has this much pull with the city and developers but there needs to be some fresh leadership and ideas presented. Or at least someone who can do a better job of selling those ideas to the public.
This Melrose addition is a disappointment. It demolished two long standing businesses that were part of the community and is replacing it with a wall that almost reads "we aren't a part of the gayborhood and don't want our guests seeing all that. A strip of small/tiny shops would have blocked it out better while still blending in with the neighborhood. And I mean small, even a 10-15 foot depth strip for a coffee shop, small bookstore, food stall, etc.
Oh, and the sidewalks are still thin and crappy. Great.