Does the City's mainstreets upgrade in Marda Loop include 34th Ave? If so, would it bury the telephone poles? Or, is it just for 33rd Ave? Unfortunately it is just too high of a cost to put on one developer.
I don't mind overhead lines done the way the do in Europe with the lines going from building to building, but there's just something about the way the lines are done here that drives me nuts. In the end it's not a deal breaker or anything, but would be nice if the city could bury them around busy places like Marda Loop, etc..Does anyone know if 33/34 are due for other utility upgrades? That would probably dictate the likelihood of the lines getting buried. If you add utility upgrades to other main street initiatives like widening the sidewalks, installing curb extensions at every crosswalk, and upgrading the lighting, then it seems like burying the lines would be a relatively small task.
Anyway, I've never been overly concerned with overhead power lines. They may make a street look cluttered, but they don't impact its vibrancy. In fact, there's actually something quaint about looking up and seeing a spiderweb of wires overhead.