George Street Observation
George Street can be categorized as a zone of mixed use. Most of the buildings throughout this street tend to be allocated for commercial or office use. However, some of them are reserved for residential use. The design elements of these buildings tend to follow a pattern; their designs and current uses appear to be fixed or regulated. The height of the buildings through George Street tends to go from a certain range of around 50 feet to approximately 300 feet. Something that I was able to notice was that that the buildings that were only for commerce use were not as tall as those that were of mixed or residential uses. Buildings such as Albany Plaza and the George have a better physical appearance in comparison with other buildings of the area. The reason behind is that these buildings are only for residential use and a better aesthetic would influence people to move and live in this area.
Neilson Street Observation
Neilson Street can be categorized as a residential zone. Throughout this street, most of the buildings tend to be allocated for multi-family use. Neilson Street looks like an urban center zone. It could be considered an urban center zone due to the houses and buildings’ designs it has and the integration of trees through its surrounding as well. The houses around this street tend to have three stories or approximately 40 feet in height. They were constructed using bricks and crystal windows, materials that give a unique beauty to these houses. Most of these houses have a small back garden that is surrounded by white fences and a small porch. The buildings around this area emphasize the zoning of the area. These buildings have an average of 7 stories per buildings around 80 feet in height. Due to their established residential use, these buildings have multiple windows per story, metal fences per each floor and small playgrounds for the kids who live there. The street is really wide yet, the sidewalks are really narrow. The street is composed of three lanes. Each lane is allocated for a specific turn direction. The first lane allows cars to go straight, while the second and third lane allow car to go right and left respectively. Due to the street’s wideness, cars are allowed to park in the streets. However, there is a big parking lot building there. The sidewalks have an array of trees through it, detail that makes the street look really nice.
Paterson Street Observation
Paterson Street can be categorized as a zone of mix use. In this area, one can find residential houses as well as business and office related buildings. However, most of the buildings are reserve for commercial use. The height range of the buildings around Paterson Street goes from 50 to 300 feet. The design elements of this area tend to be similar to the elements employed at the construction of George Street. This street has an intermediate size. It is composed of two lanes. The right lane allows drivers to go only in a straight direction through Paterson Street. The second lane allows drivers to turn into Elm Row and Spring Street. The sidewalks are wide. These sidewalks have enough spaces to allocate multiple people walking together at the same time. Throughout the sidewalks, there is an array of light poles and the right sidewalk has available parking lots on the streets.