Burnside Watershed?

Last night I attended a forum that Commissioner Adams held for small business owners on Burnside and Couch to discuss the (west side) couplet proposal. Given the recent planning bureau critique of the plan, I was concerned that this would be another opportunity to dump on the couplet plan (which I support).

I was pleasantly surprised by the outcome:

Burnside Small Business Forum

Sam Adams listens to small business owners on Couch and Burnside.

Last night I attended a forum that Commissioner Adams held for small business owners on Burnside and Couch to discuss the (west side) couplet proposal. Given the recent planning bureau critique of the plan, I was concerned that this would be another opportunity to dump on the couplet plan (which I support).

I was pleasantly surprised by the outcome:

  • When polled at the end of the forum, all but one of the business owners said they preferred the couplet.
  • Representatives of the group developing the office tower planned next to Jake’s said that after going over the options, they’re supporting the couplet.
  • A retailer in the Brewery Blocks characterized the current situation on Couch not as “pedestrian paradise”, but as “chaos” and favored the couplet.


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