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What’s in a square mile?

What’s in a square mile?
This blog talks frequently about density and sustainable development. I thought that some visual aids help to bring the point across. This is a square mile in the Castleton Area: This area is not far from the proposed Northeast Corridor, which as Curt Ailes astutely pointed out, is not very dense. Notice almost all of the buildings are commercial in nature. Of course the roads are congested, there’s simply no other way to get around than by car. The dwellings are all on the periphery. Suffice it to say, if the northeast corridor is intended to be a commuter train to downtown, few people...
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Indiana’s Meadow Lake Wind Farm

Last week, I had the pleasure of heading north for a few hours to White County. It is located just north of Lafayette and in what I would call the flatest area of Indiana. Until recently, I hadn’t been in this area of Indiana for literally years and had only heard about the wind farm that was being constructed. A recent weekend trip to Chicago exposed them to my wife and I, so we made a date to go back with cameras in hand, and check the area out. We departed I-65 and ended up driving around country roads for a couple of hours. Some of the roads were paved but by and large they were gravel...
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Clarian Neuroscience Center of Excellence – Renderings and Siteplan

Clarian Neuroscience Center of Excellence – Renderings and Siteplan
The first glimpse of the Clarian Neuroscience Center of Excellence will be presented to the Metropolitan Development Commission Hearing Examiner tomorrow, September 23rd, at a 1pm hearing in the 2nd floor Public Assembly Room. Here is the exact wording of Clarian’s filing: Hospital District One Approval to provide for an approximately 271,000 –square foot neuroscience building, with a connection to a proposed 942-space parking garage, a proposed pedestrian sky bridge over 16th Street to connect to an existing elevated transit system (People Mover), to legally establish and to provide for a...
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More Parking Day Pics

(PARK)ing Day was quite nice. I wish this happened every day. The first 3 pics are from the Parks Foundation location on Market Street, while the last 2 are from the Architecture for Humanity location on...
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Breaking: Clarian Neuroscience Center Renderings

Breaking: Clarian Neuroscience Center Renderings
Designs for the Clarian Neuroscience Center of Excellence have just been made public.  Here are two to whet your appetite, both focusing on the 16th St. facade near the corner of Missouri St., and I promise to have a more comprehensive post with a full set of renderings in the next day or two. A rendering of the Clarian Neuroscience Center of Excellence, looking southeast from the corner of Missouri St. and 16th St. A rendering for the Clarian Neuroscience Center of Excellence, looking south at the 16th St. facade.
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