September 12, 2013 12:00 AM

Briggs Village an idea worth salvaging

Twenty years ago, the idea of creating an urban village on the former Briggs Nursery site seemed like a grand alternative to urban sprawl. It promised a self-contained environment to live and work within pedestrian-friendly public spaces. People liked the concept and bought homes in the residential areas of the village, which the developers built first to provide support for a future retail core.

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