• Yellow-lined curbs are not common in America. Is this to take the place of a painted curb, which traditionally means no parking? - Steven Vance

Mosaic District

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Curbless, reverse crowned street, lots of LEDs, bulb-outs, and generous trees for the "fashion district." EDENS, the developer, principally owns grocery-anchored neighborhood shopping centers (a/k/a minimalls) throughout the South.

(For now, the aerial view in Flickr's map shows the previous site condition: quite a contrast.)

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  1. andy54321 31 months ago | reply

    For a second I thought that was the updated Metreon in SF: www.westfield.com/metreon/revitalize/

  2. Steven Vance 31 months ago | reply

    Alex Wilson often talks about using reverse crowned streets: less sewer infrastructure to maintain.

  3. Payton Chung 31 months ago | reply

    I would guess that the curbless, reverse crowned approach here principally facilitates shoppers wandering across the street. The tree pits certainly look ample enough to handle a good chunk of stormwater drainage, though.

    And yes, the yellow line is probably in lieu of painting the not-really-curb yellow. I assume that this is a private way, rather than a public street, since it has unconventional signage.

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