Category: Planning, Urbanism, Development

In Hibernation

“”If people have already invested both their own skills or labor as well as financial resources, I think it makes sense for the city to figure out if they can get them to a completely legal status,” Bonitz says. “So long as they’re not doing anything that puts people in danger.”

She adds that the diversity of enterprises housed at the Compound represents a “really fantastic example” of what artists can bring to a community. One legal step Bonitz points to is to reform an element of a zoning code that prohibits more than four unrelated people living together in districts zoned as single family. The task force has written a draft zoning ordinance, she says, aimed at working around this rule and allowing people in artist spaces to apply for conditional use and occupancy permit in certain zoning districts (such as industrial mixed use, a new one created by 2016’s Transform Baltimore code rewrite) for live/work spaces with more than four people.”

In Hibernation

What happened to the Mayor’s Safe Art Space Task Force and how is the DIY scene carrying on?

By Brandon Block

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The Road to Gentrification Will Be Lit With Edison Bulbs

“You can’t…brag how green you are by serving organic beer and locally grown produce while you are lighting your business with the least efficient light bulbs available in the world, ”scientist Noah Horowitz told the New York Times several years ago. Delightfully complicating this is the recent arrival of solid-state Edison bulbs, which use a thin array of light-emitting diodes instead of a tungsten filament. Indistinguishable from more than a few feet away, they epitomize our tangled obsessions with both technology and an imagined urban past.”

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During my urban planning history class on suburbanization, we cover Angelino Heights in CA and voila, the Charmed manor pops up. My life comes full circle.

During my urban planning history class on suburbanization, we cover Angelino Heights in CA and voila, the Charmed manor pops up. My life comes full circle.
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