nordeast homer wrote:It's an avenue
Back to your point about wanting to make it into a boulevard. I would like to see some better street scaping in this area. There are long stretches with no trees, bushes, anything. Part of that is probably the fear of blocking views around parking lots, but there are plenty of places where a little shade or a splash of color to break up the gray concrete and sidewalks would be very welcome. You could make this a lot nicer stretch of road without breaking the bank.
redisciple wrote:Keep in mind that Edina isn't interested in urbanism, it's interested in property taxes and aesthetics. That's why they can just plop buildings whereever.
MNdible wrote:Anecdotally, I remember Myron Orfield talk about this area and how huge it is for the Edina school district to have it included within its boundaries, as opposed to Richfield right next door.
Beyond that, no, I haven't done the computations. But the infrastructure of France Avenue honestly isn't that onerous (it's a six to eight lane road, yes, but it's also 'replacing' the roads to the east that don't exist because of Southdale).
Edina doesn't have a local option sales tax, but if they did, it would be a real cash cow.
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