Re: Ginger discussed on Today Show?

From: Matt Jensen (
Date: Thu Mar 15 2001 - 11:33:54 PST

> On Thu, 15 Mar 2001 wrote:
> > ...
> > where i live, the sprawl is so bad that there is just no way you can put
> > anyone on any kind of route. there are no zones of commerce, per se. we've
> > got cheap land going forever. there's no bedrock here, just limestone. we
> > can't build upward like nyc, we can only expand laterally. so we do. most
> > people have to drive miles just to get out of their neighborhoods. it really
> > sucks.

Forgetting all the other sociopoliticoeconomic issues for right now, are
you saying you can't build two- or three-story buildings on your limestone
land? I would think a few blocks of 2-3 story buildings could offer
enough retail and service density to form a lively community that is also
walkable. (Probably all of the interesting, livable communities I've seen
have been based on a few walkable blocks of 2-3 story buildings.) How big
a limit is the limestone?

-Matt Jensen

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