2014/06/20

stump and rump

Filed under: bipedal,development,dolls,environment,trees — WmX @ 08:58

oak stump man in a suit rump
“Streets and their sidewalks, the main public places of the city, are its most vital organs.” The Death and Life of Great American Cities Jane Jacobs

2014/06/19

The giving tree

Filed under: bipedal,development,Uncategorized,Urban Planning — WmX @ 07:40

street stump
“Once there was a tree…and she loved a little boy.” Shel Silverstein.
In 1975 Charlottesville developed a street tree plan.
It was never implemented.
The way we get many of our street trees is making developers plant them,
when the development requires a site plan.
But when the required tree dies, does anyone replace it?
Street Stump!

2014/06/16

transportation services

Filed under: development,dolls,Urban Planning — WmX @ 13:03

man in a bear suit
The sense of enclosure and the shade these trees provide helps to make “mode-shift” more inviting.
Park the car and walk. Sadly, when individuals in this allee have been cut down in recent years
they have not been replaced.

2014/06/04

placemaking

Filed under: development,Urban Planning — WmX @ 06:40

wire sign cars landscape sitework road
Utilities, site, signage, vehicles in and out, landscape and grading plan, road. OK. Done. A new place.
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2014/05/31

framework street?

Filed under: architecture,development,neighborhood,Urban Planning — WmX @ 16:18

Ian Lockwood
I wish I was going to Buffalo next week for CNU 22 , confab of new urbanists. My closest approach
was sitting in a room with Ian Lockwood this past week.

framework streets
Ian shared his transportation philosophy, spoke earnestly about connectivity, and showed a map
that alternately intrigues and terrifies. What exactly is a framework street? Reserving judgement until it is
possible to learn more. Does the finish detail of the Duke of Gloucester Street qualify for a modern framework street?

network
Some new wine doesn’t belong in the old bottle.

2014/05/27

Sacajawea and the Crane

Filed under: damage,development,dolls — WmX @ 00:16

statue CHO VA
These three souls are surrounded by asphalt on top of a hill where formerly stood a neighborhood.

2014/04/02

Exurbs

Filed under: development,signs — WmX @ 13:20

thankyou note
We pause to count our many blessings…

2013/11/10

under the asphalt

Filed under: artifact,development,road — WmX @ 09:59

peebles block portsmouth ohio
Paving bricks are larger…typically 9 ” by 4 “, and much heavier.  One paving brick weighs almost 10 lbs each.  They have at least twice the “crush strength” of typical bricks, and are fired at a higher temperature, which results in an exterior coating that makes them more impervious to water.–Keith

(in the course of infrastructure changes on W Main some of Charlottesville’s old road history is unearthed, paving brick)

2013/07/11

Fred Payne

Filed under: development,people — WmX @ 09:44

Fred Payne file photo April 09

Supervisors voted unanimously Wednesday (July 3) to hold a public hearing on Aqua Virginia’s proposal to provide water and sewer to Zion Crossroads – though the county administrator and country attorney strongly oppose the plan.–Fluvanna Review

Interesting story out of Fluvanna County. (Jobs, water, rivalry, not listening to the attorney… Fluvanna Review has the story)

2013/07/01

Elemental

Filed under: architecture,development — WmX @ 00:26

stairhall
City Walk, stubbed out.

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