A revitalization strategy for an urban shopping plaza : Graceland Plaza, Columbus, Ohio

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dc.contributor.advisor Cairns, Malcolm D. en_US
dc.contributor.author Fisher, Susan A. en_US
dc.coverage.spatial n-us-oh en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T19:39:34Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T19:39:34Z
dc.date.created 2002 en_US
dc.date.issued 2002
dc.identifier LD2489.Z75 2002 .F57 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/187252
dc.description.abstract Located in the Columbus, Ohio, Graceland typifies all the qualities of a dying urban shopping plaza. High amounts of abandoned retail space, a vast sea of parking and undefined vehicular paths create an uninviting public space, while the lack of pedestrian passages, appropriate amounts of shade and connections to natural features contribute to its acerbic character.This revitalization proposal will apply pedestrian scale design strategies to this urban plaza in an effort to increase its accessibility to both pedestrians and cars, promote an atmosphere of comfort and environmental engagement while allowing opportunities for economic growth and stability. The first design goal is the retrofit of the parking and access to encourage walking while still allowing the convenient passage of the automobile. The second design goal is the creation of a compact, mixed-use region with a transportation stop as its anchor. The third design goal is the provision of plan that allows the car but in a manner that protects the needs of the pedestrian.
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Landscape Architecture
dc.format.extent 98 leaves : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.), plans (some col.) ; 22 x 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Shopping centers -- Ohio -- Columbus -- Designs and plans. en_US
dc.subject.other Graceland Plaza (Columbus, Ohio) en_US
dc.title A revitalization strategy for an urban shopping plaza : Graceland Plaza, Columbus, Ohio en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (M.L.A.)
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/1246475 en_US


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