Front Loading Value is a Mistake

Reblogging this excellent piece from fellow Strong Towns member and blogger Johnny Sanphillippo of the blog “Granola Shotgun”. This piece holds excellent insights into waterfront cities and lessons we can carry into waterfront development here in West Palm Beach. Here’s an excerpt:

“The difference is that even the most remote house in Island Heights still has access to the water. Not everyone can see it, but it’s there. People pay extra for that kind of thing. Kids can ride their bikes to the river. The elderly can walk along the promenade. Families can enjoy picnics at the gazebo. People can fish or dip their toes in the water. That thin sliver of open space adds huge value to every single house in the entire town.”

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