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Newport on the Lamee
what a disgrace. this is nothing more than le corbusier's "towers in the park."
-Much of the presented green space looks to be unusable/will be under utilized....simply placing strips of grass periodicaly throughout a development does not do the trick of creating a vibrant urban park network....this greenspace could be reworked to create larger swaths of open area, while at the same time creating a development that appears to be denser.
I suspect this isn't any kind of real proposal for this, they just paid someone $500 to come up with a computer rendering to go with a press release.
Guidugli gave a rough cost estimate of $600 million - the same amount as is estimated for the Banks. He was uncertain how much taxpayer money might be needed. The city told Corporex up front that the city had limited financial resources and that a developer must buy the land rather than receive it as a gift
Butler said an undetermined amount of financial help would still be needed from the city, state and federal governments to make it happen.
Parking garage revenue helped finance Newport on the Levee, but Guidugli wasn't sure the city could do the same with this project.
But to lift the "ground level" to the height of the earthen levee, parking garages must be built on stilts, in the same way Corporex's RiverCenter towers were elevated by parking levels.
City officials and Butler said they would integrate the development with the rest of Newport. Officials will hold community meetings to give Newport residents input, Butler said.
this is exactly why one developer should never have control of so much land. they are replacing project with buildings that look like...projects.