Changes to land use and street design impact property values and the trajectory of entire neighborhoods—for good or for bad. Make incremental improvements and you’ll see incremental gains for everyone. Take drastic measures like widening roads and leveling productive buildings to create parking and big box stores and you’ll seriously damage the surrounding homes and businesses.
Watch this video filmed in Huntington, WV to see this concept in action and hear Charles Marohn's ideas for reversing the downward trajectory of a neglected street:
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The recipe for a successful residential street is simple, timeless, and requires very little costly engineering.