Originally Posted by HomrQT
I am not against delivering quality public spaces (especially green) to neighborhoods, I'm just biased for density. This area is not far from downtown, and already has a bunch of grassy areas and a few parks. It just seems like a little too much to throw in an entire full length soccer field, plus more park.
It's one thing to argue a tower in Lakeview needs a few more floors vs an entire neighborhood advocating for a soccer field that has so graciously been accommodated into the plan. Who are we to tell them they can't have something they want because we are some sort of urban density elitists from the other side of town. Even then, the type of recreation expected by the neighborhood is just part of the urban chemistry.
I don't see any reason to pack the site with hundreds of townhouses and half dozen midrises that aren't even necessary.