|The Shoppes of Avondale, Jacksonville, FL –
are walkable mixed use communities like these poised
to see an influx of Baby Boomer residents?
This specific issue – what to do as Baby Boomers age and cannot drive – is increasingly fueling planning that must, by necessity, include downtown and mixed use districts. This week, the New York Times wrote about just this kind of retirement planning, “When Planning for Retirement, Consider Transportation”, NYTimes, Oct. 2014. The couple profiled live in a San Diego neighborhood where “If you don’t have a car, you’re stranded”. They are now exploring public transportation options that are weak at best, and are considered moving, but aren’t quite ready to make the leap just yet.