New Developments Suffer From Lack of Identity

Neal Payton of Torti Gallas and Partners says that new developments that lack an identity will suffer, and that smaller blocks are often better for creating a sense of place.

At a conference last week in Silver Spring, Maryland, Payton challenged his audience of developers to understand the personality of the area they are working in and be sure their work is in tune with it.

The Washington Examiner quotes Payton from the event:

"What's iconic and supportable?" he said. "Why live there? Why work there? You need to be able to answer these questions as a town and if you can't answer them, you're in trouble."

Full Story: For region's town centers, identity is key


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