Should the Alamo Business District be its own special district?
Original post made by Hal Bailey, CDSI Research, Alamo, on Jun 22, 2009
I would hope your readers would consider Alamo's business district as a regional destination for retail, commercial, and hospitality. At present, with vacant stores, Alamo should expect plans to re-align and rejuvenate the district for more anchor stores.
So to spark such discussion, let's list the consideration:
#1 - Re-align the major malls in Alamo to allow new, larger anchor store locations.
#2 - Reconfigure access and access lanes for better destination traffic flow.
#3 - Create additional street-side retail and hospitality with parking structures.
#4 - Rejuvenate, replace and add high density residential including residential-over-retail.
#5 - Form a special district for an expanded Alamo business district, via LAFCO, to be inclusive of Ridgewood to Lewis Lane, including the SRV YMCA.
Since we can conclude that rejuvenation will be done is some manner in the Alamo business district to reverse the declining occupancy, I would suggest your readers consider what would they want in the Alamo Business District as a shopping, services, hospitality and high density residential destination?
Member, CDSI Research Fellowship