The third in a series of workshops dealing with
development dynamics on Hyde Park's 53rd Street retail district will take place
this coming Saturday, November 15 (see flier below).
Hyde Park alum and
Planning Council VP for External Relations Peter Skosey helps to
explain what the whole things is about, based on a similar workshop done in the
Like the previous two 53rd Street workshops, this
one will be based on a series of exercises meant to visualize and make tangible
the abstract and ominous-sounding notion of "density." Using a method developed
in Minneapolis called the Corridor
Housing Initiative, the idea is to help people "connect community
visions with market realities" through a series of exercises that demonstrate
the variety of forms that density can take, and the market constraints that face
developers in urban projects.