I am working on putting together a toolkit or example book of standard uses - gas stations, fast food, branch bank, small retail, strip center - but with good urban design. Of course that can mean a lot of different things. In an urban setting I think it means the building at the street with parking behind or beside. But in a more suburban or rural setting a knee wall and good landscaping could be very appropriate. Good examples of access management would be very useful as well.
I have been through many of the threads from previous years and have found some great leads. I know these topics have come up before, but I am not looking for guidelines or standards, just real world, on the ground examples. If you have pictures or even a contact - the developer/architect/planning department - that would be best, but even an address I can Google Street View would be appreciated.
Ultimately we are trying to put a book together so we can show developers that it can be done. I have heard from many developers lately that what many planners and designers consider "good urban design" is just simply bad for business (especially in this economy), and we are looking to show them otherwise.
Thanks for any help.