Friday, May 11, 2007

Too hot to shop

It's great so many people in the neighborhood and beyond feel strongly enough to contact city govt officials about the attempt to rezone the strip of wooded land that creates a buffer between Old Starmount and the sunbaked Friendly Center.

Speaking of which, I wish the new portion of Friendly Center--or the shops at friendly--had been built as originally planned--a treed, walker-friendly 'lifestyle center.' It's really not walkable, the different areas of the mall are not interconnected w/walkways to make walking pleasant/ez. And there is nowhere near enough greenery to make shopping there shady.

The looming BB&T building and surrounding parking lot radiating heat right on Friendly Ave at the corner of the mall is quite ghastly--once there were giant willow oaks there.

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