Middle Main

A neighborhood just a little off center

August 2010 Blog Posts (2)

Challenges of Commercial Corridors

Working in a commercial corridor is new to Hudson River Housing, and it presents a lot of challenges. There's been a lot of learning along the way, and this fall and winter we will be putting a renewed focus on listening to the needs of our Middle Main businesses through a series of business summits. We hope we'll be able to come up with some ways to support our small Main Street businesses and build consensus around how to do this - while also getting the resources we need to put our plans in… Continue

Added by Elizabeth Celaya on August 13, 2010 at 10:25am — No Comments

Is that all they've got? How structural are superficial improvements, and what does that mean for us?

This article, on Arlington's Community Block Grant-funded sidewalk improvement popped up in the PKJ. Without implicating journalist Michael Valkys (who seems to juggle an admirable number of beats), I want to interrogate a paragraph from the story, and the reigning logic of urban re/development:

"The [Arlington] business improvement district has been…

Added by John McCartin on August 5, 2010 at 12:01pm — No Comments

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