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Thursday, February 19, 2009

"Chippewa Square" shopping center: It doesn't look atrocious!

From Pictures

Source: Loop Net

It's amazing what a rear-facing parking lot can do for these one-story commercial buildings. Ideally, of course, this would be a two-story mixed use building, but if we're going to continue to build these commercial-only buildings, let's screen the parking like this example.

(By the way, yes I already posted on this; I found the pic online and thought it worth reiterating. And, you're right, there is a side lot, which isn't ideal. Still, admit that you're surprised this building wasn't placed thirty feet back with front parking.)

3 comments: said...

I'm shocked at how much stuff was crammed into one small lot, how quickly it was built and how harmless it is. High profile spot that went on the down-low.

Michael R. Allen said...

That's actually an improvement for that site!

Brian said...

I agree - I'm actually very pleased with the way this turned out. Hopefully it will serve as a model for other new retail developments, not just in STL Hills, but elsewhere.

How about a redevelopment of "Barney's Plaza?"

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