Oh I 100% agree that the transportation issue would have to be addressed before any mixed use development were considered in that area. That said, at least that might provide an impetus to create a transportation solution for the ENTIRE seaport which is already choking on traffic. You could probably fund the transportation improvements with a TIF approach.Yea you could probably do some mixed residential/ light-industrial but I think there’s still significant pollution problems not to mention sound, vibration and fire issues with industrial that can only be mitigated with money.
My point is I do not think the problem is whether you can do it but whether you can find a market that will buy or rent those units that allows the developers to make a profit vs starting projects on more viable areas. Then you still have the transportation problem out here.