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Tag Archives: Redevelopment

June 22, 2017
Priming Chicago’s Industrial Corridors For Redevelopment
Rebusiness Online

As Chicago has emerged as one of the country’s top tech capitals, large parcels of land across the city have remained stuck in the past, serving as roadblocks to billions of dollars in new real estate development. That’s about to change.

June 21, 2017
How Tampa Turned a Dead Zone Into a Downtown
Politico

Tampa’s long-dormant downtown has been reinvented thanks to decades of civic building and a timely boost from a big-thinking businessman and a billionaire’s investment fund.

June 19, 2017
$1B Redev Plan Could Remake Somerville, MA
The Architect's Newspaper

In Somerville, Massachusetts, a $1 billion redevelopment scheme in the city’s Union Square neighborhood is edging closer to happening after Somerville’s Board of Alderman waved through a rezoning plan.

Reno Redevelopment Agency Forced to Refinance Debt
Reno Gazette-Journal

Out of money to use for its debt payment, the Reno Redevelopment Agency was forced last week to refinance the bonds it used to build infrastructure for the Cabela’s super store in Verdi.

June 15, 2017
Buffalo Redevelopment Tax Breaks Spurred $659M in Projects
The Buffalo News

Giving tax breaks to encourage adaptive-reuse development projects that include apartments and hotels has been controversial among government critics and taxpayer advocates, but a new report by the county’s economic development agency claims it’s paying off.

May 25, 2017
May 24, 2017
May 23, 2017
Concentrated Poverty Threatens Cities
Economics of Place

Poverty has been with us forever. It spans all societies and generations. Despite the best efforts of governments, social service organizations, philanthropy and socially conscious leaders in the private sector, large swaths of people continue to live in poverty around the globe.

May 21, 2017
Why Crystal City Matters
Washingtonian

Last April a New York Times article briefly infuriated a lot of Washingtonians by suggesting Crystal City was “quietly and persistently reinventing itself.”

May 16, 2017
Energy Sector Revival, TOD Bouys Dallas Development
Urban Land Institute

Renewed optimism among small business owners, strong consumer confidence, and a robust U.S. job market suggest that the next recession may be further away than what economists predicted just a year ago.

May 11, 2017
April 25, 2017
Has Seattle Finally Figured Out Redevelopment?
Crosscut

Over the last few years, virtually every neighborhood in Seattle has seemingly been inundated with large development projects. What has the city learned during its redevelopment process?

April 2, 2017
Is Moscow’s Urban Demolition The Biggest One Ever?
The Guardian

In the most extensive Russian resettlement project in half a century, a full 10% of Moscow’s housing is set to be torn down and 1.6 million people moved as the city’s ‘Khrushchevka’ flats are destroyed. But residents won’t go easily.

March 1, 2017
Should The Public Sector Redevelop Brownfields?
International Planning Studies (abstract)

In the US and Germany, various public funding tools are available to make brownfield redevelopment projects financially feasible. The practices of private or public sector involvement differ from an international perspective: we explore the US and Germany.

February 7, 2017
Study Says $19B Development Could Be Built in Queens
Regional Plan Association

“While there certainly are a lot of operational and financial challenges to developing Sunnyside Yards, there also are a lot of good reasons for exploring the possibilities,” said Wendy Pollack of the Regional Plan Association.

February 5, 2017
January 25, 2017
Shift-Share and Destination Redevelopments in Las Vegas
Journal of Urban Design (abstract)

This paper demonstrates how a novel neighbourhood-level, GIS-based spatial approach using shift-share analysis can help resolve the issue between distinguishing micro- and macro-level socio-economic changes.

January 23, 2017
Shanghai’s Suzhou Creek Cleans Up Its Act
The Guardian

The once-smelly and disease-ridden canal area is being made into a new waterfront destination for shopping, strolling and living – while preserving its heritage.

January 8, 2017
Statesman Taps Austin-Based Redevelopment Partner
Austin American-Statesman

The family that owns the Austin American-Statesman has chosen Austin-based Endeavor Real Estate Group as its partner on a future redevelopment of the prime waterfront property just south of downtown where the newspaper now operates.

January 4, 2017
December 20, 2016
December 7, 2016
Inside the P3 That’s Reinventing Long Beach
Doggerel

Last July, ground was broken on a $520 million, 15-acre project that will deliver a state-of-the-art city hall, restore the street grid, create new housing units, build a main library, and bring another 500 employees downtown. And the cost to the city?

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