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Downtown Walkability

The proposed Hospital Concept represents poor urban design. First off, the long and large box structure violates short block requirements for walkability [Ref.].

Next the hospital is not human scale and furthermore surrounded by surface parking. They've offered a suburban design, and it is well known that surface parking is not a design element. [Ref.]

May 29, 2019 - There'd be nothing to do there, nothing to see, so just keep walking, and walking... view the Urban Renewal Fail: The Proposed Utica Downtown Hospital Super Block...

July 2, 2018 - A big area to simply avoid, and navigate around...

November 20, 2017 - It's bad, just listen to people, "...that abundance of surface parking will preclude development in this neighborhood for decades. It's antithetical to promoting walkability."

September 14, 2017 - The research is fully againist their #mvhsdowntown concept...

"From New York’s cafe squares to Melbourne’s laneways to the walled Fes el Bali, these pedestrian paradises combine safety, beauty and comfort. Now urban planners are taking note as they seek to hand back cities to the walkers"

You can help, please join us on Facebook #NoHospitalDowntown. Also consider adding your voice to Hundreds of People Saying, "No Hospital Downtown". Get to know BUD, that's the future of the Columbia Lafayette Neighborhood!

No Studies, No Reports, thus we remain #NoHospitalDowntown