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Tag Archives: Urban Development

January 23, 2017
Cities Can’t Assume Permanent Millennial Boost
New York Times

Over the past decade, many American cities have been transformed by young professionals of the millennial generation, with downtowns turning into bustling neighborhoods full of new apartments and pricey coffee bars. But that can’t last forever.

January 22, 2017
75-Acre Development Coming to Downtown Des Moines
The Des Moines Register

Hubbell Realty Co. has revealed its plans for a 75-acre development on the far south end of downtown — a glimpse at what would be the largest single development in downtown’s recent history.

January 19, 2017
Charlotte’s Camden Corridor Booms
Charlotte Agenda

Camden has always been one of my favorite streets in Charlotte just based off of its sheer potential. Now that potential is becoming a reality and it could not be more exciting.

Big Miami Projects Strike A Nerve
Miami Herald

Miami’s mayor said he will block a controversial seven-acre development on the city’s Upper East Side, punctuating a day of angst about over-development and gentrification in Miami’s northeast neighborhoods.

January 18, 2017
January 17, 2017
L.A. Isn’t Overdeveloped, It’s In A Housing Slump
Los Angeles Times

You’ve seen the cranes over Hollywood. You’ve read the stories about new development downtown. If these neighborhoods’ changes are any indication of growth citywide, Los Angeles is adding new housing at an unprecedented rate. Or so the people behind Measure S would have you believe.

January 16, 2017
Developers Are Redesigning Miami, 9 Acres at a Time
Miami Herald

For decades, these three large city blocks in a prime location — straddling Miami Avenue and butting up against the Miami River and the Brickell financial district — lay inexplicably vacant. Now, in the seeming twinkling of an eye, they have been utterly transformed.

The Atlas of Urban Expansion
Lincoln Institute of Land Policy

The Atlas of Urban Expansion, an open-source online resource with maps, satellite images, and data on spatial changes in cities around the world, has been revised and updated.

Density Coming to San Diego’s Urban Core
San Diego Union Tribune

New development blueprints for the neighborhoods surrounding Balboa Park call for dense housing and commercial projects along transportation corridors, but limited changes elsewhere to preserve community character.

Charlotte Still Waiting for Streetcar-Fueled Boom
Charlotte Observer

When the first segment of the Gold Line streetcar opened in July 2015, supporters hailed the 1.5-mile track as the start of a major economic stimulus that would eventually revitalize swaths of uptown and land to the east and west of the Trade Street route. That hasn’t happened, yet.

The Role of Supercreatives in Cultural District Development
Cities (abstract)

In examining the goal of incorporating arts and culture into urban planning, district development and the creation of cultural destinations in cities today, an important element to consider is the role of the so-called “supercreatives,” a core part of the creative class.

January 12, 2017
Housing, Jobs Pop Up Along D.C.’s Green Line
Greater Greater Washington

The Green Line is an economic engine in the Washington region, attracting jobs, housing, retail, and young people, says a new report. It’s a great example of how important public transit and transit-oriented development are to economic growth in our cities.

CA Investigates Developer on Campaign Finance Violation
Los Angeles Times

A state agency that enforces campaign finance laws has launched an investigation in response to a Times report on political donations connected to the developer of a Harbor Gateway apartment project.

January 10, 2017
How Atlanta’s Turner Field Might Look Soon
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Here’s your first look at what the area around Turner Field could become under a redevelopment plan by Georgia State University and the private development team of Atlanta-based Carter and Oakwood Development.

TOD Provides Fiscal Benefits for Local Governments
Urban Land Institute

The study of nearly 10,000 TOD and nonTOD apartment units within the Baltimore-Washington, D.C. metropolitan region concluded that transit-oriented development (TOD) is a responsible fiscal choice for local governments and can save them money.

January 9, 2017
January 8, 2017
New South Boston Zoning Means More Parking, Slow Development
Boston Globe

City Hall recently adopted a major change that even hidebound residents might embrace: new zoning regulations that will affect virtually the entire neighborhood, from the yuppies on A Street to the senior citizens in City Point. But how will it affect development?

Walkable, Urban Neighborhoods Transforming New Jersey
NJ.com

While the demand for walkable, urban neighborhoods remains unyielding, the skyrocketing rents of New York City and New Jersey’s “Gold Coast” locales are now prohibitive for many renters. Enter the rest of New Jersey.

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