Sunday, October 22, 2006

A Band-Aid to the Blight of Strip Malls

Driving down Fairfax the other day, I was stopped at the light outside Whole Foods at Santa Monica in West Hollywood. I noticed something exciting, in that nerdy city planning way I can only do: the landscaped wall surrounding the parking lot improved the urbanity of the street rather than the drab longed view of a parking lot leading up to a building.

It's all about the feel and this made the grade. Is this a good project for the Sherman Oaks Beautification Committee?


Wrecktum said...

Leads to rodents and insects, no?

Zach Behrens said...

Everything presents challenges. As to rodents and insects, I'm not sure how much, if at all, there would be of that. More insects than anything. Rodents... it's still a wall with a thin(ish) layer of green). But then again, I don't know much about rodents.

Carmen said...

Green is good.