Take a Parking Lot, Put up Paradise

A failing shopping mall may prove to be a blessing to some
communities, according to a new study from the Congress for the New
Urbanism (www.cnu.org/malls). More than 100 major malls
in America now face dire economic problems. Instead of trying to
revive them in an already overcrowded retail market, the large
tracts of land they occupy could be transformed into classic city
neighborhoods with sidewalks, elementary schools, and corner coffee
shops. It’s already happening with the appropriately named
Cinderella City mall in Englewood, Colorado.

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