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Tag Archives: Redevelopment

February 16, 2016
Self Storage in Charlotte Goes Urban
Charlotte Observer

Millennials are living in small apartments for longer and empty-nest Baby Boomers are downsizing, but apparently neither group has stopped accumulating stuff – fueling a boom in the local self-storage business.

February 10, 2016
Repurposing Abandoned Lots Starts with Soil Test

Four empty lots in Chicago’s South Side bear scars of the past. Their surfaces are strewn with construction debris and foundation rubble. However, the most incriminating evidence of the past lies beneath the surface, in the soil.

February 8, 2016
Chicago Approves Megadevelopment on the Water
Architect's Newspaper

To say that development along the Chicago River is booming would be an understatement. With towers rising on nearly every open piece of bank in the downtown, it was no surprise when the city gave final approval to fill one of the city’s largest gaps.

The Man behind the Minneapolis Armory Plan

The fortress-like Minneapolis Armory is not the most inviting piece of real estate. Built in 1935 to serve as a training and recreation facility for the Minnesota National Guard and Naval Militia

Why Think About NIMBYism?
Club Nimby

Anyone who follows zoning has witnessed this drama: A developer requests a zoning change to allow a modest apartment building next to a mostly single-family neighborhood. The request prompts howls of protest from the neighborhood’s homeowners.

Post Redevelopment Agency Developer Survey
San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank

More than 400 Redevelopment Agencies (RDAs) played a critical role in the development of affordable housing across California for over 60 years. After the agencies were eliminated in 2012 in state budget negotiations, affordable housing developers had to adjust to a new funding landscape without the central source of state funding for subsidized housing development.

January 31, 2016
How Do You Develop 400 Acres of Detroit Riverfront?
Detroit Free Press

Detroit leaders are hoping to move quickly to choose a team of architects and planners to create a new vision for Detroit’s east riverfront district — 400 acres of land often called the most important but underused development zone in the city.

January 28, 2016
Time to Rebuild Penn Station as it Was

The great American urban planner Daniel Burnham said, “Make no little plans; they have no magic to stir men’s blood.” Governor Andrew Cuomo heeded that call earlier this month, when he announced a visionary plan for overhauling New York’s widely hated Pennsylvania Station.

14 Acres of Hospital Land to be Redeveloped in Austin
Austin American Statesman

It will be up to developers to shape the future of the six blocks where University Medical Center Brackenridge sits into what could become one of downtown Austin’s largest mixed-use projects.

January 27, 2016
The Redevelopment of Bus Depots in Hong Kong
Planning Practice and Research Journal (Abstract)

This is a pioneering study on bus depots based on a review of the English-language literature on or related to them, which is motivated by the prevalence of real estate projects using the land of the former depots.

January 25, 2016
January 24, 2016
Aurora Targets Younger Crowd with Density, LRT
Denver Post

About 300 residents from the Heather Gardens senior living community packed the City Council chambers recently to voice their opposition to a new 400-plus-unit apartment complex near a new light-rail station.

Lake Oswego Redevelopment Finally Nearing Fruition
Portland Oregonian

About 50 nervous Lake Oswego residents gathered for a community meeting, where officials rolled out plans for the biggest proposed downtown redevelopment in the city’s history.

January 21, 2016
Scramble to Redesign Nicollet Mall Hits a Snag
Minneapolis Star Tribune

Minneapolis officials are scrambling to reconfigure a planned overhaul of Nicollet Mall, the state’s signature pedestrian thoroughfare, after a lone construction bid for the project came in $24 million higher than expected.

Secret to Odense’s Post Industrial Revolution
The Guardian Cities

Denmark’s third-largest city has transformed its prospects by making itself a desirable place to live and invest. At the heart of this change is an extraordinary commitment to getting the whole city cycling

January 19, 2016
January 18, 2016
Restoring MLKs Dream, and His Namesake Streets

White was deeply bothered by this. In the years that followed, he traveled to a number of U.S. cities with streets named after the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., one of the most recognizable leaders of the American civil rights movement.

Plan to Redesign Toronto’s King Street
Toronto Star

A year from now, the traffic-clogged street could be transformed into a free-flowing transit/pedestrian corridor from Liberty Village to the Distillery District.

The Best Use for an Old Wal Mart
Daily Kos

Walmarts are everywhere. They take up tons of space. Superbowl space. They sell everything, they succeed where mom-and-pop businesses fail—and sometimes, they shut down.

East Raleigh Residents Look for Alternative to Redev Plan
News and Observer

When Briana Outlaw moved back to Bloodworth Street in high school, she noticed people jogged by neighbors’ houses instead of stopping to chat. Most of the families she knew as a child living in the neighborhood were gone.

January 14, 2016
Overzoning in Downtown West Palm Beach
Walkable West Palm Beach

Last night’s Downtown Action Committee (DAC) meeting approved One West Palm, a massive mixed use project sited at 550 Quadrille Boulevard.

Boise’s West End Still Awaits Redevelopment
Idaho Statesman

Boise’s West End has entered its awkward phase. The excitement of its christening has worn off, but it hasn’t matured into the neighborhood everyone expects.

Akron Planners Ride the Canal
Next City

Akron, Ohio, is the city the canal built. Once at the apex of a bustling interstate canal system, Akron is still geographically defined by the Ohio and Erie Canalway, a 300-mile-long manmade river between Lake Erie and the Ohio River that slices directly through Akron’s downtown.


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