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...
The concept called #mvhsdowntown is a terrible urban design concept. Learn more about the #NoHospitalDowntown investigation at https://t.co/zOXwqm3Ury as we oppose @MVHealthSystem and offer a better plan: https://t.co/Vu4pjvFmRa pic.twitter.com/DaUYUoVU9a— #NoHospitalDowntown (@NoHospitalDwtn) May 29, 2019
July 2, 2018 - A big area to simply avoid, and navigate around...
What about @CityofUtica ? Where is @NYGovCuomo on the destructive urban renewal concept called #mvhsdowntown ? This @MVHealthSystem hospital is NO WAY to develop Downtown Utica... pic.twitter.com/3qn07qZwhu— #NoHospitalDowntown (@NoHospitalDwtn) July 2, 2018
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."
I want to support this project, but that abundance of surface parking will preclude development in this neighborhood for decades. It's antithetical to promoting walkability, which keeps people healthy. This hospital should be designed with that in mind.— Anthony Marris (@amarrisswann) November 20, 2017
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"
If I were Mayor of Utica, this would my Lafayette Street development project not a hospital. #2019 pic.twitter.com/WELY0qtU5d— David Gordon (@Davieg196) July 25, 2017
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