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Tag Archives: Redevelopment

March 18, 2016
March 15, 2016
Financing Community Redevelopment
Aaron Renn

Last week I published my podcast with Joanna Taft on cultural entrepreneurship. Today the second installment, this time with her husband Bill Taft, the other half of Indy’s community development dynamic duo.

March 13, 2016
On Housing, Boston is Own Worst Enemy
Boston Globe

If developer Jacqueline Nunez wanted to build about eight or nine standard-issue single-family homes on the 2 acres that she bought on the border of Jamaica Plain and West Roxbury, she could do so under existing zoning, and with a minimum of fuss.

March 11, 2016
L’Enfant a Giant of DC Design
Investors Business Daily

In 1825, death came quietly for the unheralded urban planner of Washington, D.C. Born in France in 1754, Pierre Charles L’Enfant ended his days in obscurity in Green Hill, Md., despite single-handedly designing one of the greatest cities the world has ever seen.

March 9, 2016
Massive Redevelopment asks Port Covington for Half a Billion
Baltimore Sun

The city is being asked to contribute $535 million to help finance the redevelopment of Port Covington, where billionaire Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank has embarked on a plan to transform the peninsula with offices, homes, shopping, restaurants, parks and a state-of-the-art campus for his growing company.

March 8, 2016
New Cleveland Zoning Code Will Require Culture Shift
Cleveland Plain Dealer

Creating a new zoning code for the city will require a “culture shift” among developers and departments at City Hall after decades of suburban-style development within city limits, planners say.

March 7, 2016
As South End Booms, One Neighborhood Unchanged
Charlotte Observer

South End’s building boom is spreading farther south and west, with new high-end apartments planned on industrial sites and vacant land. But at the corner of South Tryon Street and Remount Road, an apartment community from a different era sits unchanged

March 3, 2016
Give Boston Redevelopment Authority a Chance
Boston Globe

The urban renewal legislation that enabled Boston to demolish the West End in the late 1950s expires in April. Despite the painful memories for many, the Boston City Council should renew the law.

March 1, 2016
Tear Down DC’s Southeast Freeway, Build a Neighborhood
Washingtonian

With six new apartment buildings opening this year, three more under construction, and six more planned for 2018, Navy Yard—which has been open to development only since 2005—will soon be the District’s most densely populated neighborhood.

February 28, 2016
Startup Focused on Rejuvenating Vacant Land
Built in Chicago

Abandoned gas stations, along with dry cleaning facilities and larger industrial properties such as chemical plants and factories, can be hard to repurpose for other uses because they are suspected — correctly or otherwise — to have been exposed to hazardous waste or pollution.

February 25, 2016
February 23, 2016
Pittsburgh Weighs Riverfront Zoning Changes
Pittsburgh Tribune Review

Dominated for more than a century by industrial activity, riverfronts in the Strip District, Lawrenceville, South Side, Hazelwood and the North Shore are now hot spots for residential, commercial and recreational development.

February 21, 2016
Infill Development Taking Off in Lincoln
Lincoln Journal Star

Planners call it infill. It’s the expansion of Gateway Vista near 56th and O streets. It’s the Aerie 147 Lofts above the old Spaghetti Works building on 14th Street downtown.

February 18, 2016
St. Paul Union Depot Redevelopment
Minneapolis Star Tribune

Every month it seems to host a new event: a craft fair, a bake sale or a beer festival. Every week yogis stop by to stretch below the vaulted ceiling in its waiting room. And every 10 minutes, a Green Line train pulls up, unloading passengers at its doorstep.

Manchester New Hampshire, 19th Century to the Future
Politico Magazine

When Hunter S. Thompson came to New Hampshire’s largest city to cover the 1972 presidential campaign, he described it as “a broken down mill town with an aggressive Chamber of Commerce and America’s worst newspaper.

Urban Village Planned Around St. Paul Soccer Stadium
Minneapolis Star Tribune

People would be able to shop, live, work out, lounge in a plaza and go to a movie in an “urban village” around the proposed soccer stadium in St. Paul, if a vision presented Thursday becomes a reality.

Emanuel’s Downtown Plan: Charge Downtown Developers More
Chicago Tribune

Mayor Rahm Emanuel will announce Thursday he’s seeking a new program to charge developers extra for packing more square footage into downtown buildings, with the money going for projects in Chicago’s economically depressed neighborhoods.

Manufacturers Fear Displacement from NY Streetcar
Crain's New York

At a cavernous warehouse on the edge of Clinton Hill, Brooklyn, Anthony Rizzo’s 50 employees heat and cool parts for airplanes and missiles, dropping them into a 30-foot-deep, 1,600-degree salt bath and in vats of oil, rigging them with wire so they don’t warp.

Austin Should Embrace Urban Density, Not Reject It
Daily Texan

People say everything is bigger in Texas, and the size of our neighborhoods proves it. Texas’s residential areas epitomize the concept of suburban living, but as the population of Austin continues to grow, we should embrace the beauty and benefits of increased urban density.

February 16, 2016
Bay Area Land Sitting Fallow Amid Housing Crisis
Streetsblog SF

Anyone who rides Caltrain has probably looked out the window once or twice at the Bayshore Station, a stop that practically nobody uses. There’s nothing there but a giant brown field.

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