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Types of Development for the Creative Class

Cool Town Studios offers this list of 19 development types for the creative class.

"Thanks to Chris Leinberger, author of the The Option of Urbanism: Investing in a New American Dream, we know what the rather uninspired, industrial age 19 standard product types are that institutional investors put their money in:

Office: Build to suit; Mixed-use urban; Medical
Industrial: Build to suit; Warehouse
Retail: Neighborhood center; Lifestyle center; Big-box anchored
Apartment: Suburban garden; Urban high density
Housing: Entry level; Move-up; Luxury; Assisted living/retirement; Resort/Second home
Miscellaneous: Self storage; Mobile home park

However, what would be the 19 urban development types for the creatives that fuel the knowledge economy?"

The list includes Pedestrian-Only Town Center Retail Entertainment Grouping, Mixed-Use Mini-Condo Mid-Rise and Live-Work Units.

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