It’s time for the City to create a S. Huntington Avenue master plan, or for residents to do so if the City refuses.
For a century, the S. Huntington strip north of Bynner has been home to institutions serving the poor and the ill. At a stunningly rapid pace and grand scale, it is turning into temporary housing for the healthy and wealthy.
Three big projects are already in the pipeline, and common sense says the Goddard House site will be the next super-sized development.
The impacts are too complex, too important and too long-lasting to review piecemeal. The developers and owners need to be talking to each other about how these sites work together. The community needs to issue clear guidelines for what it expects on this significant street from current and any future projects.
It’s in everyone’s interest for these enormous investments in our neighborhood to work as well as they can. We need a vision, not a juggling act.