It’s Like a New College View

October 27, 2010 at 1:30pm By: Mr. Wilson Posted in The Lincolnite Blog

South 48th Street through College View opened up this week. The project isn’t entirely finished, but at least traffic can now flow through the area. The street and streetscape have been significantly improved. There are left turn lanes and a center turn lane! They’ve been a long time coming. I’m a little disappointed that the city didn’t gamble and install back-in angled parking, instead opting for traditional angled parking. I think it could have been a fun—and potentially accident-preventing—experiment. On the other hand, Lincolnites have trouble with traffic experiments so perhaps that would have ended in disaster.

College View probably won’t look completely refurbished until next year when the grass comes in, but for now at least many traffic problems have been addressed.

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JT October 28, 2010 at 5:09pm

A question I always have about College View and UNI Place, is it against zoning laws to put in a neighborhood bar or are they just deferring to the colleges?

Mr. Wilson October 28, 2010 at 5:31pm

There’s no zoning restriction as far as I know, beyond the usual restrictions on proximity to residential areas. There is (was?) a Risky’s in Uni Place. The closest bars to College View are just a bit to the south near Highway 2. Considering the heavy SDA presence in the College View area, I’m not surprised no bars popped up over the years.

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