This Spring, Winthrop Avenue between 52nd and 54th Street will be repaved, and receive some new sidewalks as well. This will help the stretch attract even more new investment, which has seen Developer Town, Bent Rail, and other new venturesÂ in the past few years. The new Meridian Kessler Quarterly Magazine had a visionÂ of a new Winthrop Avenue that will look more like a mixed-use district. I contacted Mary Owens from Meridian Kessler, and she sent me a PDFÂ of the renderings. First off is the current condition (note that Developer Town has added some windows in the front of the building since this image was created):
This effort is a key part of the Meridian Kessler Subarea Plan, which is currently being updated to encourage form-based codes in the neighborhood. This is an exciting change that will help make the neighborhood more connected and walkable.