Our Land Development Code requires street walls along all unbuilt required building lines in Form Districts. We have experienced a negative backlash to this requirement from developers due to the high costs of construction. The Land Development Code was adopted almost 2 years ago and the street wall requirement was not a negative issue then.
My question is, how have you dealt with street wall requirements especially during hard economic times? Have you waived the requirement, kept it, or modified it? On one hand street walls are important for creating a building envelope, but on the other hand the cost could kill some projects.