Originally Posted by VivaLFuego
A 1-story Walgreens at the Division/Ashland/Milwaukee intersection would be a disgrace to humanity (like the closed Pizza Hut thats currently there). Best case this should be a high-rise, but I'd settle for a mid-rise mixed use development. And further, since its within 600 ft of a rapid transit station, the parking requirement is much reduced....
I agree wholeheartdly here with you. This site would scream for at least a mid-rise of 6-10 stories....preferably a bit higher maybe 15-20.
Walgreens is the bane of urban development...I can't beleive thy can get away with putting up such schloky 1 story development....particuliarly say east of California or kedzie which amount to the 2nd densest urban environment in the US.
It is too bad they cannot be charged an underutilization tax......ie say a sight could reasonble hold 6-10 stories....& they build a 1 story shit box....well they pay property tax as if there was that 6-10 storey building
never would fly & probably would lead to a lot of inequity, but at least it might stop these urban raiders from literally tearing apart urban fabric