This studentís preliminary analysis of the corridor uncovered specific areas of development density along the MLK-Madison corridor, typically at the centers of the historic neighborhoods, These can be clearly seen in the city plan of 1925. Along the length of MLK-Madison, these more dense areas are connected to each other through low density areas. Together these connected areas form the major part of the east side of the city of Cincinnati. An analogy for this organization is to think of the more dense areas along MLK-Madison as "islands" which are tied together along the corridor. His proposal is to make each of these "islands" denser and to remove the low density areas between them (over a long period of time, i.e. 50 years). The vacated space left over between these islands can become natural corridors or serve some other community function (e.g. recreational, institutional). In this way, more dense walkable areas (neighborhood centers) will be created while enhancing their real estate (and social) value: the MLK-Madison Corridoe itself will connect these "islands" as an improved transportation corridor. It would not only better connect the islands but also better connect the center of Cincinnati with the border of the city. The end result will be a sustainable ecological city that will be more efficient in its land use and therefore optimize its usability and function.
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