Walking the Walk


Urban design from the front lines

Kevin Klinkenberg

Using urban design to make our lives more enjoyable and create wealth

This site is for all those interested in the making of cities and towns, and especially the lives of the humans that inhabit them. Kevin Klinkenberg is an architect and urban designer who's practiced from coast-to-coast. 

Klinkenberg presents to City Council/Planning Commission/Downtown Development Authority in Wyoming, Mich.; discusses form-based codes

I recently visited Wyoming, Mich. to make a presentation at a joint City Council / Planning Commission / Downtown Development Authority meeting. The discussion involved ideas for redeveloping a key corridor that is the city's "downtown." 28th Street is in many ways a typical first-ring suburban corridor, complete with a first-generation enclosed mall, a defunct movie theatre, pad sites and auto-oriented services. However, the city is interested in transforming at least a portion of the 3-mile stretch into a real "downtown" complete with a mix of commercial, residential and civic buildings. The presentation included some basic concepts, as well as a discussion concerning how to use form-based zoning codes to implement a potential redevelopment plan.

Take a look at some of our ideas:

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