James Mayton

Location

Joined

November, 2020

Recent Activity

Supported a comment by Michael Penhallegon on Grand Street Commons 1 year ago
Michael Penhallegon
Significantly invest in providing subsidisation and outreach to bring in more minority owned business and provide "right-sized" leasing terms, square footage and prices to attract neighborhood relocating businesses. Also build this development with guarantees that will allow nightlife and food serice uses be able to continue (commitments to allow late hour dining, good insulation between the retail space and the residence to reduce noise complaints) prevent this complex from having any operating-hours constrained public spaces, if you want to have gate, barrier or constraints that prevent access outside business hours.
Supported a comment by Mich G on Grand Street Commons 1 year ago
Mich G
Commenter Michael Penhallegon also makes some excellent points that I think are worth echoing: “Significantly invest in providing subsidisation and outreach to bring in more minority owned business and provide "right-sized" leasing terms, square footage and prices to attract neighborhood relocating businesses.” This is must for the integrity of this space and develop to be even close to equitable.

His other point about office space being better for the 2nd floor is something I would like to second. I merely touched on it in my original comment but it’s worth saying again and again. Better integration into the neighborhood would be achieved by avoiding the dead space office-space would bring on the ground floor. As Micheal mentions, the current design of substantial office space on one side of the building structure creates a feeling of “turning its back” to one side. It feels like it’s backing up to 23rd and feels uninviting to arguably, albeit the slightly less trafficy, slightly more pedestrian friendly of the two streets this plaza is by (Rainer and 23rd).
Supported a comment by Whitney Johns on Grand Street Commons 1 year, 2 months ago
Whitney Johns
Goals -- encourage pedestrian & bike connections to lightrail and public transit. This is such a dangerous area for us pedestrians and there are many disabled and elderly folks in this area. Make it slower, family friendly and inclusive space!
Supported a comment by Luli H on Grand Street Commons 1 year, 2 months ago
Luli H
Place to seat outdoor, restaurants, retail stores. Place for community and families to hang out.
Commented on Grand Street Commons 1 year, 2 months ago
Creating vibrant and affordable housing options for the greater community
Commented on Grand Street Commons 1 year, 2 months ago
Yes