The Magic of a Passageway

A humble passageway through a building to a parking lot became a favorite public space with just a deli, a Starbucks, and some patio tables.

Steven Litt reflects on a small bit of urban design that works in Mariemont, Ohio.

Litt writes, "You might think that a passageway to a parking lot would be a dull space filled with wadded-up newspapers, puddles and a lonely ATM. Wrong. In Mariemont, the passage to the parking lot is a social ground zero. A place to hang out, to see and be seen. It pulses with life. "

Full Story: Mariemont, Ohio, offers big lessons in little ways for Cleveland's Uptown development


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