This is an interesting article about Lexington's plans for a brewery district. Most southern cities take pride in being "spread out", but does it really help the existing industries to survive and find new forms of innovation? In my opinion, it not only supports a non-mass-transit philosophy, but it also creates a false sense of a monopoly for many businesses. This in turn starts ghost-inflation, and in times like these, it turns into isolated despair.
Business districts are much more than a planned community concept. It is a way to concentrate and leverage core competencies. It streamlines Business-and-Industry connectivity with higher education, and can influence the relocation of other industries related to it.