Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Real Soccer Stadium in Sandy More Evidence of Suburban Focus

Stories in today's Trib and DesNews about the imminent announcement of the siting of the Real Salt Lake soccer stadium in Sandy provide more evidence of the growing pre-eminence of the suburbs and the lifestyle that many seem to prefer, as I blogged about several days ago, citing some of the writings of Joel Kotkin.

Some more Kotkin quotes: "And then there's the traffic. This remains their worst defining feature. ... Ironically, this may prove the new imperative for suburbia's evolution. ... (S)uburbs are being forced to supply an ever-wider array of basic needs, from cultural infrastructure to shopping and business services [and soccer stadiums?]. They cannot lean as heavily on the central core, even if they wanted to."

The Trib story says, "RSL's decision mirrors the move of most Major League Soccer franchises -- including Chicago, Dallas and Denver -- which have picked the suburbs over urban centers." The stadium will be located across the street from Jordan Commons, diagonally across from the SouthTown Expo Center, and is proposed with additional office development. Food and drink before the game? Head over to Jordan Commons. Daytime use around the site? Office development and SouthTown Expo have lots of weekday activity.

The sidebar to the Trib story also notes that the suburbs have now landed the two newest sports stadiums in the state -- the RSL stadium in Sandy, and the E-Center in West Valley City.

Maybe the suburbs -- hopefully well-designed and walkable -- will be the place to be.


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At 7:55 AM, Blogger google_PEAK_OIL said...

If you read the Kotkin article, which criticizes the views of Kunstler and the new urbanists, it's only fair to read Kunstler's Rebuttal
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and for a real estate columnist's view of the future, on which he he is basing his advice to realtors, have a look at This Realty Times Article and pay attention to the remarks of Matthew Simmons, who grew up right here in Kaysville, Davis County, Utah.

At 12:27 PM, Blogger Ethan said...

It's true, technically you can find places to eat. But none of them are any good.

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At 12:56 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

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At 2:54 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

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At 10:16 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Boooooo Soccer!!!! If they actually tear down my all those thriving businesses just to put in a soccer arena, I am going to like shoot someone! jk. But seriously my dance studio is right there and we have dumped 90 thousand dollars in there. If they just tear that all down, we will get nothing! Time to protest.


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