As the Central West Steering Committee begins to present its development plan for the area near the intersection of Estes Drive and Martin Luther King Boulevard, it should speak with one voice.
A separate plan proposed by a minority of the committee attempts to preserve the residential aspects of the area. The plan had its most valuable ideas incorporated into the majority’s plan. It should now be abandoned and the minority should come back into the fold in order to move foward.
The minority’s plan was partially focused on traffic increases that often follow development.
However, the current plan has an answer to this.
With a large amount of multipurpose land use, drivers would park once and be able to stop at a variety of businesses. The plan also includes development of walkways and bike paths, promoting alternatives to cars.