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8_bzoning - Zoning and Central Square Need cleaner...

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Zoning and Central Square • Need cleaner sidewalks/public space • Too many vacant and damaged buildings • Solid metal gates that cover storefronts after hours • Lack of collective planning (sign types vary by store, condition of buildings varies) • Too many liquor stores • Eliminate parking lots on Mass Ave toward Vassar Street/Main Street
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Zoning and Central Square • Street too narrow- increases traffic problems • Parking on street hinders traffic flow • Benches encourage homeless people and loiterers – a bad thing • Too many fast food restaurants – they have changed character of area • Should restrict types of businesses in area • Too much open space and sitting areas – attracts loiterers
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Zoning and Central Square • Need restaurants with outdoor café/patio seating • Need more visible information signs for parking, driving, etc. • There is a great mix of everything – uses, people, activities • It’s nice that buildings aren’t really tall • Encourage artwork on buildings – this is good • Need a parking garage and get rid of street spaces • Enhance “village” theme to area to attract more visitors and tourists
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Zoning and Central Square • Replace older obsolete buildings with new, modern ones • Divert autos around the square (except for cabs and buses) to decrease congestion
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Urban Design Controls What is the relationship between development
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This note was uploaded on 11/10/2011 for the course ARCH 4.101 taught by Professor Williamhubbardassn during the Spring '03 term at MIT.

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