Bayshore Town Center (from Port Washington Road)

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The internal streets at Bayshore Town Center frame a town square and are lined with shops and restaurants, but the project presents a gaping parking decks, several surface lots, and only a few leftover storefronts to the major streets lining its perimeter. The project illustrates a point that urban designer Seth Harry often makes: that typical town center retailers like the Gap or Williams-Sonoma have business model that depends on drawing customers from throughout the region. As a result, in most cases the parking and infrastructure needs of these regional retailers begin to dominate the urban environment that's created, costing the development a fully satisfying sense of place.
Glendale, WI 53211: The internal streets at Bayshore Town Center frame a town square and are lined with shops and restaurants, but the project presents a gaping parking decks, several surface lots, and only a few leftover storefronts to the major streets lining its perimeter. The project illustrates a point that urban designer Seth Harry often makes: that typical town center retailers like the Gap or Williams-Sonoma have business model that depends on drawing customers from throughout the region. As a result, in most cases the parking and infrastructure needs of these regional retailers begin to dominate the urban environment that's created, costing the development a fully satisfying sense of place.
Credits: Stephen Filmanowicz
Contact: sfilmanowicz@cnu.org