Saving Compton's Creek
"To the advocates of open space who saw in Compton Creek the glimmer of a rare urban park within sight of water, the mall is a potential disaster. Its not so much that the mall will be built no one would dare oppose it completely but that the mall is set to be built without any attention to the creek. Instead of incorporating the creek into its design, the way developers have for malls in other cities San Diegos Market Creek Plaza and Portlands South Waterfront development, for example Prisms mall will have a concrete loading dock abutting the creek, architecturally snubbing it as wasteland that deserves no special favors, squandering any opportunity for green space or a strip of park along its east bank."
Thanks to Brenda Meyer