Winston Churchill Blvd Project

MariaRubia

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They haven't shown the car stopped in the middle of the road because there's nowhere to park while the driver makes the delivery.
 
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NALs

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They haven't shown the car stopped in the middle of the road because there's nowhere to park while the driver makes the delivery.
Parallel parking areas are visible in the render. They are the places with cobblestone near the sidewalks. This is actually seen in many cities around the world. It may still not be enough for that street, but even if the entire street are two big parallel parking spots on both sides it would still not be enough.

One positive thing seen in the render is the absense of power lines. It means they will be removed along with the poles?
 

NALs

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Let's pray that it will help make SD a better city for the future.
It would require more streets to be improved like that one before anyone can even think such a project can made SD a better city. It will make that street a better street.

Perhaps this is a trend since it isn’t the first Dominican street that has received improvements and beautification in recent years. What comes to mind are some of the streets in the Colonial Zone, the Paris/Duarte area and there is one of the streets I think in Mejoramiento Social (not a wealthy or touristic area) where the city unveiled a similar plan. I don’t know what has been the results of that or even if the began.

There is also the new street by the river next to a slum. That too was a government project following a similar concept. That area is also not wealthy or touristic.
 

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There is also the new street by the river next to a slum. That too was a government project following a similar concept. That area is also not wealthy or touristic.
You mean URBE?


For me is just a social experiment on how to gentrify an area (the plan is convert it as a wealthy/touristic destination) that really needed intervention since Balaguer years, but all authorities neglected, thanks by our poor zoning laws.

What we're witnessing today is just a brief part of an old plan orchestrated by the rich SDQ families since the 90s to improve the area.

I remember very well when the Río Ozama used to be tons of yatch and boat races sponsored by by companies (Marlboro) almost all summers during the 90s.