Lots more here illustrating the concept:
West Dayton Regional Open Space
The idea is to address the mix of large scale industrial abandonment and underutilization + ongoing residential abandonment on the West Side + demolition of public housing.
An urban design concept is investigated involving a mix of large urban parks (something Dayton lacks), forest preserves, and urban ag, tied together by a bikeway and parkway system.
The concept also works with the topography by proposing a skyline drive, and suggests urban infill and commercial intensification in the remaining neighborhoods, as well as parkside housing to better define the city edge at the parks.
Note that this is mere "paper architecture" as there are no real-life proposals for something like this.
Sunday, August 5, 2007
Posted by Jefferey at 11:23 AM