This is exactly what EV could use. That empty parcel in the middle of EV would be a great place to have a park like this with some retail built into it.
They are really nailing the tenant mix - it’s very impressive who they’ve been able to attract to commit to the district....I mean I thought Staples was closing stores!
As much as I love what East Village is becoming, the retail component hasn’t been overly successfully executed and that may be in part because CMLC removes itself from that level of planning. Compare that to West Campus who are curating the retail mix - and I’d say the latter approach is more successful.