I am most excited about the outdoor seating plaza between the existing building, new buildings and Hendricks Avenue. Getting the parking behind the development took some convincing at first, but now Mr. Ash appears to be very pleased with how the design took shape. That layout will be complimented by the Aardwolf Brewery across the street.
About a year ago, one of the local papers did an article about how dead the Hendricks Avenue corridor had become. It hasn't taken long to completely turn it around. The stretch between Lasalle and the RR tracks is becoming one of best spots in the neighborhood.
The closer the retail development grows to the Kings Avenue garage, the more that facility will be seen as a parking resource for the area and we can encourage even more density. It isn't a very far walk from the garage to the new Panera (less than 1/4 mile) - but because of the empty commercial stretch, it feels like it is too far to walk.