The Broadway Gardens and Shopping Park: A Streetscape Design Vision in Burlingame, California

| 7/29/2017 4:52:00 PM

Tags: urban design, permaculture, integrating functions, Willi Paul,


"I like your plan. I'd also be interested in meeting up to help develop it and get it closer to reality. I agree we need to shake up the status quo." -- AL, Burlingame

Sun-driven, people powered. Permaculture inspired. Close Broadway to foot and electronic carts and keep the existing sidewalk planter strips and trees but re-purpose the street for a greenway with play areas, concerts, picnicking and education stations.

The idea is to integrate functions that educates the community about green tech, conservation and local food production. This is a natural space for sharing ideas and exercising. A new kind of green shopping mall - that supports local businesses while inspiring shoppers from near and far! This is not the Burlingame Ave. corporate, top-down shopping sale. Consider a vision that promulgates its own future: a living place. 

From ideas generated from discussions on, residents often liked the idea but had misgivings about its impact on car access, parking and shopping. My feedback includes:

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