get rid of suburban-ish developments
The city code needs to be changed so that someone can't tear down an attractive old house and replace it with some brown stucco tract home that you'd see in Eagle Mountain. Strip malls, stucco, gargantuan parking lots, all belong in the suburbs, not the city.
Speak for yourself. I like a balance of both. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, e.g., those who are still whining about Craig Mecham tearing down (his own property) the buildings on 1100 East 2100 South. I am glad they are gone, and look forward to a new, revitalized Sugar House business area that complements the Sugar House Commons and RDA-funded projects to the west. Too bad it didn't include some of the remaining eyesores north of 2100 South and on the north side of 2100 South east of 1100 East. Exceptions: Smith Crown Vacuum, Sugar House Coffee, All About Coins, and Jolley's Compounding Pharmacy that have invested in improving the area. I salute them.