Urban Design Assessment
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Communities are continually following social life cycles, growing and decaying as society fluctuates. In order to establish a positive connection between advancement and growth one must develop a guiding principle. This thesis defines the ideals of a modern and holistic movement, New Urbanism, and utilizes the basic principles in order to redevelop a decayed and decapitated urban site. By incorporating basic ideas we are able to re-evaluate a social area that is void of culture and individuality into a pedestrian focused hot spot. The project is focused on rezoning commercial property in order to create a density and demographic that will help rebuild a crumbled economic area. By incorporating civic, commercial, retail, and residential properties into a shared space we can promote positively used space and begin to refocus urban importance, reducing sprawl in an organic and feasible solution.