Corner of Rollins Rd and Broadway. I assume, maybe incorrectly, that this building is being demolished as part of the Broadway overpass project. Can't say it was an architectural gem by any means. However, it does raise some question nevertheless.
a.) Relying on my institutional memory, The North Rollins Road Specific Plan includes incentives for gateway features at the entrance to the Rollins Rd Industrial area. Will the entrance to Rollins be pushed further down the block where there are several properties that look primed for redevelopment? And will the design of the overpass add a feature that enhances the entrance?
b.) We focus much of our attention on increased density and the changing landscape of downtown. I have always maintained that the opportunty is along Rollins, Airport Blvd and Bayshore in our semi industrial areas.Will the reconstruction of the overpass bring new attention to this area? Is it good? Is it bad?
c.) Just around the corner along Carolan will be a major increase in density with a new housing development appearing in the months to come. How will this impact traffic, etc?