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It’s a self-fulfilling prophecy: We assume families don’t want to live downtown, we therefore don’t design for family, and, sure enough, families don’t come, or they don’t stay.

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Tag Archives: Redevelopment

April 17, 2013
UC Berkeley Changing 10% of Parking into Buildings
Contra Costa Times, via: SF Streetsblog

Good luck finding a place to park. That’s the upshot of an ongoing building binge at UC Berkeley where parking lots are being turned into buildings as the school runs out of vacant land to work with. And there’s no plan to create more spaces.

April 16, 2013
Seaholm Redevelopment Finally Ready to Break Ground
Austin American Statesman

It’s been several years coming, but redevelopment work is set to begin on Austin’s former Seaholm Power Plant site, with plans calling for a $100 million mixed-use project that will reinvigorate the area and add millions to the city’s tax base over coming decades.

April 14, 2013
Dan Gilbert’s Quest to Bring Back Detroit
New York Times Magazine

THE best way to experience all that is strange and a little otherworldly about downtown Detroit is to walk the streets around 5 p.m. on a weekday.

Development in Denver Transport Maze Made Possible by Transit
Planetizen

A $100 million project proposing to create a design neighborhood at a former printing plant adjacent to a notorious interstate intersection is being made possible by Denver’s light rail expansion, and the involvement of a renowned architect.

April 10, 2013
Does Austin Airport Redevelopment Project Still Measure Up?
Austin Post

The City of Austin began thinking about what would replace the Robert Mueller Municipal Airport decades before it closed, holding hundreds of meetings with 16 neighborhood associations in the 1980s and 1990s to decide what should be built on the 711-acre site when Austin Bergstrom International Airport opened.

April 5, 2013
$700M to Help Elevate New Orleans Homes Lost
RT

A new report by the Department of Housing and Urban Development paints a grim picture of a program that was supposed to help Louisiana’s Katrina victims protect their homes from future storms – to the tune of $700 million in misplaced taxpayer money.

April 4, 2013
Emphasis on Downtown Turns OK City Voters Off
The Oklahoman

Voters reacting to a perception that the balance in public investment has shifted away from their neighborhoods sent a clear message by voting two city council veterans out of office on Tuesday, a council member says.

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March 21, 2013
Nine Developers Interested in Walter Reed Overhaul
Washington City Paper

One of the District’s vaunted mega-development projects took a step forward this afternoon with the announcement that nine developers responded to the request for qualifications for the Walter Reed campus overhaul.

March 4, 2013
Asarco Demolition Coming Along Quickly
El Paso Development News

Aerial photos released by the Asarco property trustee show that significant progress has been made in the process of demolishing the property near UTEP.

Cities Breaking Free to Shape Their Own Destinies
Seattle Times

Can the world’s cities break free of economic restraints and “standard practices” to shape their own destinies? The short answer for cities such as Portland, Ore., is “yes,” writes Neal Peirce.

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