New York architecture firm has a vision to “replace big retail spaces with local shops, cafes, housing, art galleries, etc. that are accessible and inclusive. ODA does not want to perpetuate inequality and hopes to create ground-level spaces that serve everyone, not just the wealthy who live above them”. Their proposal is to break city blocks open in order to create interior courtyards and pathways that are accessible to the general public from nearby streets.
The local spatial development framework (LSDF) for the Adam Tas Corridor (or Stellenbosch Corridor) published by Stellenbosch Municipality, aims to bring hope and create sustainable growth.