Creating a pedestrian-friendly downtown, by blocking sidewalks.

A senior apartment complex under construction at 345 E. Commonwealth, at Lawrence, seems to have no compunction about completely blocking the sidewalk on the north side of a major street in Fullerton for the past year. Like other dense, multistory residential complexes approved by the city and constructed in recent years, the finished project will extend itself so close to the sidewalk that it apparently can’t be constructed without covering it completely while it is being built. In the meantime, anyone walking along Commonwealth is evidently just supposed to cross the busy thoroughfare, even though there is no traffic signal or marked crosswalk at this intersection.

No sidewalk for you, elderly man with cane.