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Old 04-29-2013, 10:12 AM
 
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I agree with your quote within the article itself. My favorite design would be something like this:

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Very urban with Wal-mart and shops and apartments/condos above and shows emphasis on transit (bus transit in this picture).

Here is the overhead view:

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Looks like there is still a deck incorporated but a much better design. Even the deck could have shops at the ground level. Maybe even a McDonald's or something for people to walk to along Glenwood. Everybody eats Mckey D's!
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Old 04-29-2013, 02:36 PM
 
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My favorite design would be something like this:

FtTotten1 | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Very urban with Wal-mart and shops and apartments/condos above and shows emphasis on transit (bus transit in this picture).
It's nice to see Walmark stepping and taking the lead in walkable design. As I recall the area around there is still fairly car-oriented, so this is a progressive move on their part.

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Old 04-29-2013, 03:10 PM
 
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I agree with your quote within the article itself. My favorite design would be something like this:

FtTotten1 | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Very urban with Wal-mart and shops and apartments/condos above and shows emphasis on transit (bus transit in this picture).

Here is the overhead view:

FtTotten2-siteplan | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Looks like there is still a deck incorporated but a much better design. Even the deck could have shops at the ground level. Maybe even a McDonald's or something for people to walk to along Glenwood. Everybody eats Mckey D's!
Yeah, I like that design, which is in DC. DC seems to be Walmart's canvas in terms of building more urban, pedestrian-friendly stores. I also like this design:



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Old 04-29-2013, 03:18 PM
 
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Yeah, I like that design, which is in DC. DC seems to be Walmart's canvas in terms of building more urban, pedestrian-friendly stores. I also like this design:
I wonder why Fuqua / WalMart cant bring something like this to the table for Glenwood. I get sad every time I see these nice WalMart renderings and then look back at what they keep trying to resubmit for us:

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Old 04-29-2013, 06:37 PM
 
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I wonder why Fuqua / WalMart cant bring something like this to the table for Glenwood. I get sad every time I see these nice WalMart renderings and then look back at what they keep trying to resubmit for us:
Are they SERIOUSLY wanting to build one of their "upgraded" suburban-type stores in Glenwood Park??????
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Old 04-29-2013, 07:12 PM
 
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Are they SERIOUSLY wanting to build one of their "upgraded" suburban-type stores in Glenwood Park??????
Yep. You can see the details of the latest (third) resubmission of the plans here: https://drive.google.com/folderview?...GM&usp=sharing
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Old 04-30-2013, 08:40 AM
 
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Yeah, I like that design, which is in DC. DC seems to be Walmart's canvas in terms of building more urban, pedestrian-friendly stores. I also like this design:


I like this too. And what's funny is that the top 3 or 4 floors actually looks like it could be a parking deck. But with the design you can barely tell.
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Old 04-30-2013, 08:50 AM
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I wonder why Fuqua / WalMart cant bring something like this to the table for Glenwood.
They could but they lack talent and vision, so all they build is garbage.
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Old 04-30-2013, 12:11 PM
 
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I wonder why Fuqua / WalMart cant bring something like this to the table for Glenwood. I get sad every time I see these nice WalMart renderings and then look back at what they keep trying to resubmit for us:
That was a major sticking point on the Lindbergh proposal as well. Under the city code you're not permitted to build big-box-in-a-sea-of-parking in certain areas.

When you've got zoning laws that prohibit that sort of thing, you have to, like, comply with them and all that.
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Old 04-30-2013, 12:15 PM
 
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That was a major sticking point on the Lindbergh proposal as well. Under the city code you're not permitted to build big-box-in-a-sea-of-parking in certain areas.

When you've got zoning laws that prohibit that sort of thing, you have to, like, comply with them and all that.
I mean this isn't Houston.
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