Rejuvenation of Glasgow’s High Street secures council backing
November 1 2018
Glasgow City Council has thrown its weight behind a regeneration strategy for the historic High Street and Saltmarket corridor between the cathedral and the Clyde.
The High Street Area Strategy was approved following consultation with stakeholders, clearing the way for delivery of an enhanced public realm and a rent freeze for tenants, bringing the route into line with other roads in the City Avenues programme, overseen by Civic Engineers.
Councillor Angus Millar, Depute City Convener for Economic Growth at Glasgow City Council commented: “By doing more to promote the area’s rich heritage and support the local economy, we can help make the High Street area the vibrant, celebrated district of the city it deserves to be. I look forward to working over the coming years with local residents, businesses and council partners in delivering the city’s ambitious plans for this important quarter of Glasgow.”
Running from 2019 to 2023 the initiative will include preservation of historic buildings as well as the creation of a ‘heritage trail’ and efforts to improve existing shopfronts, as well as bringing redundant units back into use.
This Changes Everything! I need to move to this regenerated utopia!
For (back to) the future (and it does look and 'feel' like a document from the 1970s - which just goes to show how far Tammany Hall has advanced politically), if you want to study and know how jolly well NOT to design a process for the procurement of the regeneration of two city streets then this is the very model of turgidity just for you - a veritable paradigm of what the municipal and a pseudo-collaborative process has to offer.
Still, what would you expect if, 'The vision for the High Street Area Strategy was guided by the existing national and local strategic framework.' - I counted no less than 25 planning strategy documents that were referred to. That's NOT a vision, that's a death sentence.
Indeed, all is dead here, save stupidity, low-flying vested interests and the roads department.
And to think I used to like Glasgow.
Just check it out for yourself:
personally think the proposals good news. slowly taking the streets back from the almighty car to the pedestrian. monthepedestos!
As for the before/after imagery - ironically there's more mould greenery on the current window parapet than in the future scheme alltogether. Reading this GCC report linked above is painful. What a waste of resources.
Applaud the efforts to improve the High Street but the horse has bolted with the second rate stack a student dross currently in play and the Moxy that is in the finishing straight.
The hard bit would be the underground connections to keep the Argyle Street entrance in use.
It is framework this, strategy that with little in the way of a plan to take things forward as they look at the issues of the past rather than the opportunities of the now and the near future.
Base issues abound -- new or improved High Street station is an issue for the City Deal rather than Network Rail. No matter who takes the lead hopefully it will be a better upgrade than Dalmarnock where the money was spent on a new fancy roof rather than platform capacity.
Cheap wins now are better than fancy plans sometime in the dim and distant future.
The cross I passed every year running marathons for charity.Like 23 says Great for hub station ,
That is why projects such as this (https://www.urbanrealm.com/news/6697/Glasgow_PRS_market_takes-off_with_600_Merchant_City_homes.html) need to be shelved and the project implemented asap, or route protected at the very least.
Even the flawed New Town plans know you have to have your transportation nodes in place to act as skeleton before you can start fleshing the structure out.
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