Statement by Alyan Alyan
I've slowly grown to see setret-facing parking lots as a sort of asset for developments. Especially in this case as you mention, building right to 24th could have created a much more pleasing pedestrian environment. However, leaving these lots empty for the time being means that future development can leverage off the earlier growth in the area and become the much-anticipated missing pieces in the block, meaning the likelihood that tenants would be easily secured is greatly increased. As 24th transitions into a major route, the high setret then becomes the quieter, pedestrian alternative. Now if only we could get some extra floors of housing/office on top of those shops even just 1 or 2, no need to go all Morgan Crossing on it!