Two reasons to watch this:

1. If you haven’t kept up (or even heard of) the recently released West End plan (here’s the report), this is helpful.

2. The use of the real-time drawing – cartoon-style – that explains the ideas.



The results of the planning process: Not that much change relatively.   Which is to be expected.  The West End is a good illustration of the economic and housing stability that can come with high density if there’s the right balance of market forces and regulation.

Most innovative and potentially transforming: Infilling the lanes with housing, particularly as a lever to save the existing heritage buildings.

Here’s the summary in an illustration:


Plan Summary


  1. Add a bit more green to the middle and it looks like NYC’s Central Park with high density around the periphery.

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