Below is one of the possible development scenarios that came out of the recent Milwaukee Avenue Corridor Development Initiative, and I’d like to know what you think of it (click on image for a slightly larger and clearer view).
For the purpose of discussion, assume this building replaces a vacant lot or an ugly, historically insignificant building (however you may define that).
During the planning initiative we were tasked with creating developments that we would like to see on Milwaukee Avenue. This one would fit on a corner of Milwaukee Avenue and a side street (as depicted Milwaukee Avenue is the street closest, on the right). The building has retail windows along the street frontages, has some sort of element of interest at the corner of the site where the pavers are depicted, and has a roof deck/green roof amenity.
So how does it fit with your ideal of Milwaukee Avenue development? How does it fit in with existing Milwaukee Avenue development? What’s good about it? How would you improve on the idea?
Besides the retail use on the first floor suggested by the windows, what other uses could you see/would you like to see in such a building?
Does the corner element of interest need to be different than/more than a plaza space? If so, what should be there?
Just some questions to get you thinking about this as a potential development. Feel free to address anything about it that strikes you. The more discussion we have here, the more scenarios I am likely to share in coming posts.