It's not offensive enough that Vancouver-style public realm treatment can't save it. These are the steps:Agreed, the ground level is borderline hostile!
That makes me think of what they did with the building on the site Park Point is on now. Streetview shows it in 2009. https://firstname.lastname@example.org...ldX2xTasrFgjgTzd_cdg!2e0!7i13312!8i6656?hl=enIt's not offensive enough that Vancouver-style public realm treatment can't save it. These are the steps:
- Building anything
- Put a wide, urban sidewalk in front of the thing you built, without a bunch of garbage/poles obstructing people from walking
- Put a bunch of trees and/or greenery in-front of the thing you built
This photo in-particular has really dark shadows in the window wells, its much more vibrant and engaging in person.What bothers me about the ground level is how the storefronts are recessed slightly, and you have to use those concrete doorways. I'm sure it's nicer in person, but the pictures don't look super inviting at the street.