Office Parks

October 8, 2016, 7am PDT
The office park has become a suburban given, disliked by some, but once it represented a utopian vision of work away from the city. Here's a look at how the Silicon Valley model developed, and where it might be going.
SPUR
April 26, 2016, 9am PDT
Critics claim tech companies such as Apple and Google are guilty of repeating past mistakes of urban development by creating suburban campuses that isolate themselves from the surrounding community.
Collectors Weekly
January 2, 2016, 5am PST
According to a report prepared by commercial real estate firm Newmark, Grubb, Knight and Frank (NGKF), the office park model has lost the competitive edge. That is, unless it provides access to transit and urban amenities as well as parking.
Streetsblog USA
October 22, 2015, 6am PDT
Large corporations are making huge investments in new office parks in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, reflecting a desire to attract young talent with Google- and Facebook-like workplaces.
The Dallas Morning News
October 6, 2015, 2pm PDT
The self-driving future is coming sooner than you might have expected—to a suburban office park in California's Bay Area.
San Jose Mercury News - Silicon Beat
July 28, 2015, 1pm PDT
The Arlington County, Virginia downtown district of Rosslyn will provide the region's latest case study of a commercial district leveraging land use regulations to activate a dormant nightlife.
The Washington Post
July 12, 2015, 1pm PDT
Last year, the "innovation district" rose to prominence as a way to describe urban knowledge economy epicenters. This report from Bruce Katz and Brookings describes how the phenomenon continues to evolve.
Brookings
June 29, 2015, 9am PDT
Once known as "Little Hell" for its copious industrial plants, Goose Island is a rare, relatively undeveloped investment opportunity. Centrally located, it may one day house swanky offices.
Crain's Chicago Business
May 19, 2015, 9am PDT
The city of Mountain View chose to allot most of the redevelopment rights in its much sought-after North Bayshore area not to the city's largest employer and taxpayer but to LinkedIn's more conventional proposal.
The New York Times - Bits
May 19, 2015, 5am PDT
Richard Florida discusses a study comparing the neighborhoods that house "creative" industries. Science and tech tends to favor low-density office parks, while arts and cultural industries prefer mixed-use urban districts.
CityLab
March 24, 2015, 9am PDT
To provide room for long-term expansion, companies like Google, Facebook, and LinkedIn are buying up even more Bay Area real estate. Their flush cash reserves have them nudging out the traditional development and investment crowd.
The Wall Street Journal
August 10, 2014, 5am PDT
Owners of a 173-acre office campus in Simsbury, Connecticut are hoping that by adopting a form-based code as a guide for potential redevelopment of the site, potential buyers have more reason to pull the trigger on a deal.
Hartford Business Journal
January 20, 2014, 10am PST
Comcast recently released designs for a $1.2 billion skyscraper in Downtown Philadelphia. The building’s potential starkly contrasts the suburban model of commercial office parks.
Philadelphia Inquirer
May 30, 2013, 1pm PDT
As suburban office parks struggle to lure tenants not decamping for more urban environments, some are investing princely sums to renovate their buildings in the hope of capturing a slice of the shrinking pie.
The New York Times
May 23, 2013, 9am PDT
Across America, developers and municipalities are trying to adapt a relic of the sprawling post-war suburbs for a more urbane 21st century. Can office park makeovers revive these increasingly barren landscapes?
The Wall Street Journal
August 14, 2012, 8am PDT
In the latest article from <em>Better Cities & Towns'</em> series on healthy, walkable town centers, Geoff Dyer offers insight into the ways that locating office space in mixed-use centers can improve economic vitality.
Better Cities & Towns
June 2, 2011, 2pm PDT
Suburban areas were once strongholds of corporate campuses and office parks. But there's a shift underway that's drawing companies back to cities.
Grist
April 14, 2011, 7am PDT
Even office parks in the exurbs can have high rates of transit use, according to success seen at an office park in San Ramon, California.
The Atlantic
April 4, 2011, 9am PDT
A developer is turning the former site of the Hughes Aircraft Company--adjacent to the huge new Playa Vista mixed-use development--into an office complex catering to the technology and creative industries.
The Planning Report
November 11, 2010, 6am PST
The area's tech firms, which typically favor office parks, are increasingly drawn to revitalized urban centers, according to The Wall Street Journal.
The Wall Street Journal