While this recent New York Times article (“The Cheonggyecheon, Once a Highway, Now a Haven”) discusses the environmental impact of daylighting waterways, that is, removing the concrete coverings that often hid these small streams and rivers from public veiw, the economic impact of daylighting should also be considered. Businesses in the vicinity of these projects often benefit tremendously when this happens as visitors often also seek places in the nearby vicinity to eat and shop. These waterways are a unique feature that can serve to make the shopping experience more pleasurable…particularly critical as commercial districts continue to compete for scarce shopping dollars. Anything you can do to differentiate yourself….