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Tag Archives: Redevelopment

May 17, 2016
Fixlist Wants to be Zillow of Philly Redevelopment
Technically Philly

Stacey Mosley, former data scientist for the City of Philadelphia, quit her job on October 23, 2015. The following week, she opened her laptop and got to work on what is now FixList

May 9, 2016
Modest Masterminds Developing Salt Lake’s Downtown
Salt Lake Tribune

The chief boosters for Salt Lake City’s Downtown Rising campaign could be taking deep bows right now. They could be soaking up kudos for dramatic growth in the central business core, for Main Street’s elegant new mall and theater, the mint skyscrapers, the hundreds of new apartments luring millennials and retirees to the urban center.

Condos Come to Vancouver’s Industrial Sector
The Globe and Mail

A complex of industrial condo-style units in Vancouver has proven far more successful than imagined – so much so that the first phase is more than half sold out while still in the presale stage.

May 5, 2016
Empty Space Provides New Possibilities In Houston
The Urban Edge

A handful Houston’s vacant spaces could soon be reimagined, thanks to a $10,000 challenge that is part of this year’s Next City Vanguard Conference in which 45 young urban thinkers from across the country will visit with Houston communities and create proposals for underutilized or vacant properties.

May 4, 2016
May 3, 2016
April 27, 2016
Reno Developers to Ask for $100M Subsidy
Reno Gazette-Journal

The developers proposing a $1.2 billion redevelopment project in downtown Reno plan to ask the city for up to $100 million in property tax revenue.

April 25, 2016
West Philly’s Success Shows Power of Innovation
Urban Land Institute

Over the past half-century, west Philadelphia’s University City district—located across the Schuylkill River from Center City—has morphed from a blighted urban neighborhood into a thriving mixed-use hub for higher education, health care, and tech startups.

April 18, 2016
April 12, 2016
New Development in Pittsburgh Warehouse
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

With “foodcentric” retail and offices throughout the building, a Chicago developer is ready to go with a plan to bring new life to the Strip District produce terminal.

April 11, 2016
April 10, 2016
L.A.’s Union Station: A New Urban Destination?
Los Angeles Times

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority hopes to breathe new life into the 77-year-old building by hosting concerts, leasing retail space and improving the restaurant offerings.

April 6, 2016
The Re-invention of Edison’s Factory
New York Times

In the last few weeks, workers have begun restoring the Edison Battery Factory as part of a large redevelopment called ‘Edison Village’ in West Orange, New Jersey.

April 4, 2016
Copenhagen Getting Three New Islands

Students and residents in Copenhagen, Denmark, will soon have an intriguing new waterside environment for education and recreation. The Nordhavn Islands are three circular manmade islands on the coast that will cater for learning, watersports and events, as well as host a new vegetation environment.

Milwaukee Harbor’s Development Vision
Milwaukee Business Journal

Instead of a heavily industrialized area shut off from its bustling surrounding neighborhoods, a new vision for Milwaukee’s Harbor District calls for extensive green spaces and new buildings for water technology research, cafes and housing.

Can a Spy Agency Change North St. Louis
St. Louis Post Dispatch

Every morning, workers from the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency buy 40 pretzels from Gus Koebbe’s shop on Lemp Avenue. They then drive down Arsenal Street, roll past the agency’s stone walls and barbed wire, flash their cards through security and walk the warm dough into their cafeteria.

March 31, 2016
Story of Cities #12 The Man Who Divided Paris
The Guardian Cities

Georges-Eugène Haussmann is feted internationally for transforming the French capital with an audacious programme of urban planning. Yet 125 years after his death, his legacy at home remains much more controversial. Why?

Before and After Photos: World’s Best Street Design
The Atlantic City Lab

Across the world, street design that favors automobiles and ignores pedestrians and cyclists is being rethought—a newly updated resource created by the Brazilian urban design collective Urb-i allows you to chart just how widespread and profound the changes are.

Treasure Island Transformation Begins
Curbed SF

You couldn’t quite call the work being done on Treasure Island and adjoining Yerba Buena Island right now a groundbreaking, since in fact the ground is more being smushed, pushed around, and refashioned.

March 28, 2016
Developer Set to Pull Out of Naval Base Deal
San Francisco Chronicle (Possible Paywall)

A fierce battle for the right to develop a former naval base in Concord has come to an abrupt standstill, with one developer asking to withdraw from the process if city officials don’t change the terms of the deal.

March 25, 2016
Is Ride Hailing Changing Development in Nashville?
Nashville Tennessean

Uber and Lyft, the Internet-based ride-sharing services, provide a convenient and quick way to get around Nashville. Another side benefit of the services: They’re encouraging redevelopment of neighborhoods around downtown.

March 21, 2016
Chicago’s Latest Development Plan Half Cooked
Chicago Tribune

I refer to a promising but half-cooked proposal floated by Mayor Rahm Emanuel that calls for charging developers more for the right to pack extra square footage into downtown buildings and using that money for projects in economically depressed neighborhoods.

Details Emerge on Austin’s Plaza Saltillo TOD
Austin American Statesman

After an almost two-year negotiation and a last-minute increase in what workers will be paid, the Capital Metro board on Monday approved an agreement to develop the 10-acre Plaza Saltillo site in East Austin.

March 20, 2016
Stamford’s South End Rises from Hard Times
Stamford Advocate

The owner of DeMott Auto said decades ago his staff would drive their female customers to and from the train station because it was not safe to walk in the neighborhood at certain hours.


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