Church at 7th and Monroe (above), erthan Bag Factory (below).
Houses on 5th Avenue North (above), Morgan Park (below).
and the building type diversity all contribute to a place that is not only realistically walkable, but also comfortably walkable.
The area boasts a library, school, art gallery, drugstore, gas station, fast food restaurant, upscale restaurant, park, small market, grocery store, bag factory, water services center, and public housing complex, to name some of the diverse uses. It is not surprising that the population is similarly diverse.
Neighborhood residents did agree that the placement of utility poles in the community under- mined any sense of safety and pleasure in walking throughout the community. The specific issues related to the poles were many. First, the number of poles is considered excessive. There are, according to some residents, many poles no longer in use that have not been removed. Second, poles for extremely high voltage lines, which require significant easements and
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7th Avenue North at Buchanan.
large pole sizes, are placed inappropriately on small residential streets. The location of the high capacity lines, poles, and guy wires limit development in the study area, most notably at the intersection of Monroe Street and 5th Avenue North. Third, for every dangerously placed large pole, there are many more poles placed in the middle of sidewalks.