Main Street Carleton Place Ontario
What’s right about this piece of townscape in Carleton Place Ontario?
1. active use at grade
2. built-to sidewalk not set back from road
3. outdoor patio
4. use of
transition line/change in materiality from ground floor to upper level
5. mixed use–residential apartment above
6. piercings through the building creating views into building and from building onto street/improving public safety
7. cars park curbside providing barrier between pedestrians and vehicular traffic
Now if a “modern” planner got hold of this section of town, they’d have a double loaded parking aisle street-side and a bunch of other zoning rules (like setbacks) in place, which would ruin the public room and destroy both private and public value.
@ profbruce @ quantum_entity
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