Monthly Archives: February 2014

Help for Troubled Places Pt. 3


From the B.A. Watkins blog, originally posted 7/7/2013 by Barry Watkins Creating Humane Living Environments It really bugs me when I see public housing projects that are so obviously public housing projects. Many places are dilapidated with boarded up windows … Continue reading

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Help For Troubled Places Pt. 2


From the B.A. Watkins Blog, originally posted 4/26/2013 by Barry Watkins   How do we help troubled places?  How can we spark and maintain private re-investment?  Set the stage with an amazing neighborhood plan.  Plan for walkability as a priority. … Continue reading

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HELP FOR TROUBLED PLACES


What can be done for our older communities that have experienced decline?  The reasons we should care are numerous.  Rising crime, unsafe buildings, struggling public schools – all these issues and more can be traced back to a simple lack … Continue reading

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Transforming Dollar Tree Plaza Pt. 3 — Getting High…(or Building Compactly!)


As we’ve mentioned before, in order to support walkability, neighborhoods need to be complete, connected, and compact.  So far in this series we have touched on making  the neighborhood surrounding Dollar Tree Plaza (in Merritt Island) more complete by adding … Continue reading

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