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Old Posted Jan 5, 2014, 8:33 PM
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Originally Posted by ardecila View Post
We can't have the vibrant year-round plaza culture of Italy or Spain because we don't have the climate, but that doesn't mean we can't create great spaces that fill up in the summer and are programmed in the winter.
Exactly this. There is usefulness in it and the city already has a plan for it. Many people in the city are social and we all know how many people like to be outside when it's nice out. There are already a few proven plazas in town that absolutely fill up with people when it's nice out every day, and 99% of them are not homeless people.

Another one that could be great is Polish Triangle, especially if more housing was developed around there (the one new high rise there is a start). If you put out some chairs and tables, I guarantee people would start to fill it up when it's nice out.