That could change — albeit two decades from now, or more — after the City Council this week approved a conceptual master plan for the zone that would green the corridor with more trees, install more pedestrian- and bike-friendly amenities and force developers to revamp their buildings to be more aesthetically pleasing.
Getting the blueprint into place now for a 25-year vision also provides a sense of certainty for residents considering the area, as well as developers. As Principal Planner Patrick Prescott told the council on Tuesday: “When developers come to us, we can say, ‘This is what the community wants to see here.'”
Nothing wrong with having eyes wide open.