The story on Farmers Market, May Co. and the Nordstrom expansion ("2 Big Retailers to Anchor Mall at Farmers Market," Oct. 10) points out how important real estate will be in the '90s.
The pastel flogging of Detroit Street and Third by new stucco monsters is saddening. One ride down these roads, and it's like the Epcot of budget architecture. But I suspect that in the deal for building permits, some of these developers "gave back," and suddenly some streets are being repaved. New traffic signs, new stop signs. So maybe, with some loss, we all gain. I'm just afraid no one's ever going to call it even.
A mall means traffic, plain and simple. As it is, the area is already packed solid.
I drive through this area every day. In the morning it's easy because I'm past it by 7:30. But at night, my trip is halted by the sludge-like traffic flow. So, basically what the developers are saying is that in the spring of 1993, I will breeze past Farmers Market, Nordstrom, May Co., Beverly Center, the new 19-story, 500-room hotel, the $300-million retail business and residential development, the already-packed Third Street business district and whatever other mini-mall someone can jam in. Somehow I will get to Hancock Park.