Tag Archives: Walkable

East Tosa North Avenue Planning Project Overview

North Avenue Commercial property values were suffering and in decline. Investments are not self sufficient, and there are buildings that have suffered debilitating loss, without any reinvestment. Lack of demand keeps rents low and defers maintenance, and encourages the spiral of decline. How can a commercial district bisecting decidedly stable, middle class neighborhoods fail to sustain [...]

Rethinking East Tosa

Early plans for North Avenue focus on surrounding neighborhoods By STEFANIE SCOTT, Tosa NOW Posted: Sept. 8, 2010 The proximity of homes to North Avenue businesses is one of the things that make the East Tosa commercial district unique. The homeowners are the ones who patronize the businesses and walk the 16-block stretch for recreation. For many [...]

Crucial Step Taken in Developing “Road Map” for North Avenue in East Town Tosa

The vision for this area is a progressive urban community intent on combining unique public spaces and commercial experience which interconnect vibrant, established neighborhoods. The East Tosa North Avenue commercial district has had numerous studies over the years to address specific issues from parking to streetscape, yet it lacks a cohesive, strategic plan or “road map” [...]

Making North Avenue Safer

Survey respondents voiced concern about walking along North Avenue. Among complaints noted were speed of traffic, illegal use of left turn lanes and noncompliance of yielding to pedestrians in crosswalks were specifically noted as deterrents. Sixty percent (60.1%) of survey respondents stated that the fact that traffic doesn’t yield to pedestrians in crosswalks “impacts” or [...]
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