Since these photos were taken, irresponsible planning has placed new dwellings upon these open areas, effectively pinching this corridor, creating a potential railroad-dwelling proximity hazard (with the dwellings at a lower elevation then the freight trains!), and requiring the use of eminent domain for public use. These demolition specials are the entire "Elevation 314" project to the east, and at least a portion of the "Cedar Crossing" project to the west.
Such is what is passed off as "Transit Oriented Development" or "Smart Growth", but which may be called the "New Medievalism.".