I've always felt....and still do...that you can't blame site design on a private company. Government controls this. Dick's, CVS, Marshall's, etc. could ultimately care less about suburban vs. urban design, inner city vs. far flung store location, etc. as long as there is a viable market for them to do business in and their costs are the same. Here, it's simply more difficult to put together a multimodal friendly site plan than the autocentric stuff the city's land use and zoning regulations promote. If you want change, it all starts at the local level, imo.