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Fabulous Letter to the Editor from South Main Homeowner

by August 29, 2012 » Add more comments.
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This letter from South Main homeowner Rosemary Waldorf  appeared on August 16th, 2012 in the Chaffee County Times. The full letter is published here with Rosemary’s permission as Times content is no longer available to the pubic without a subscription. Since the late 1980s, my husband Gary and I have crossed the U.S. to vacation [...] Read more »

The Evolving American Dream

by June 20, 2012 » Add the first comment.
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The American Dream: Phase II in the New York Times is yet another sign that a second option for new development – compact, walkable, mixed-use neighborhoods – is taking hold. It is great to see New Urbanism in the mainstream media. “Everything in our culture today reinforces this idea of home as castle (or fortress) [...] Read more »

7 Reasons to Invest in South Main this New Year

by December 29, 2011 » Add the first comment.
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With 2012 upon us, we invite you to come find your place in South Main. Seriously, there will never be a better time to buy. Here’s why. 1) If you like South Main now, this place is going to blow your mind in 5-10 [...] Read more »

Death of the Fringe Suburb

by December 9, 2011 » Add the first comment.
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“It was predominantly the collapse of the car-dependent suburban fringe that caused the mortgage collapse… Simply put, there has been a profound structural shift — a reversal of what took place in the 1950s, when drivable suburbs boomed and flourished as center cities emptied and withered.” So says Christopher B. Leinberger [...] Read more »

South Main: Adaptive, Flexible, Resilient

by September 12, 2011 » Add the first comment.
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It’s always exciting to hear visitors’ impressions of South Main, particularly those in the field of New Urbanism. Our friend John Olson, on the board of the Congress for the New Urbanism Colorado chapter and owner of Olson Planning & Urban Landscapes, stayed in The Firehouse Vacation Rental over Labor Day and wrote a great [...] Read more »

My Street Makes Me Happy

by July 8, 2011 » Add the first comment.
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I’m in a hurry to finish this post cause I have an impromptu community picnic in the park to make it to. I’ll be wheeling the barbecue, table and chairs over to enjoy some quality time with my neighbors while my kids tear around with their little friends from across the alley. I’m a lucky [...] Read more »

Reclaimed Cottages Become Mountain Town Infill

by July 1, 2011 » Add more comments.
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Beginning summer 2011, The makers of South Main are bringing the Cedar Street Cottages to Buena Vista’s historic downtown. This unique infill project features 12 beautifully-designed and built one and two-bedroom “Katrina Cottages” originally used as emergency housing after hurricane Katrina. With the majority offered for long-term lease, the cottages will offer downtown living [...] Read more »

Urban Adventure: South Main on Outside TV

by May 20, 2011 » Add the first comment.
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We are excited to announce the airing of a national segment on Outside Television about South Main. Sam Bricker of Outside TV Salida (Channel 63) filmed and produced the piece which is airing now through the summer season on a show called Outside Today. In his words “The local Salida crew recently filmed the segment [...] Read more »

Why We Dug the Smart Growth in Small Towns Workshop

by April 12, 2011 » Add more comments.
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“We have finally uncoupled VMT  (Vehicle Miles Traveled) growth from GDP growth in the U.S., largely because Millenials don’t want to drive.” That was one of the fascinating tidbits which I took from the Smart Growth in Small Towns and Rural Communities Workshop that Katie and I checked out Friday in Salida. Here’s another one: [...] Read more »

Why Urbanism Matters- South Main & Sustainability Part 2

by February 25, 2011 » Add more comments.
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Good urbanism has a hard time competing with solar panels and wind turbines as a symbol of sustainability. So it often takes one of those light bulb moments to realize the truth about Urbanism: it’s probably the most comprehensive way we can address climate change in this country.

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