Master Planned Communities

July 12, 2016, 9am PDT
The city of Baytown, located just east of Houston, is the location of several bright spots for the regional economy.
Houston Chronicle
May 21, 2016, 5am PDT
The Ivy District is notable for its scale as well as for the funding mechanisms that made the project happen.
Houston Chronicle
April 14, 2016, 6am PDT
The real estate boom that brought about a boom in golf course construction is a thing of the past. Now golf courses are closing around the country as the sport recedes from its peak popularity.
Detroit Free Press
November 24, 2015, 7am PST
A pair of articles details two new, massive greenfield developments on the way in North Texas.
The Dallas Morning News
May 31, 2015, 7am PDT
A master-planned community proposed for land owned by the British bank Barclay's on the outskirts of Albuquerque would be New Mexico's second-largest city on full build-out. Opponents say it would also be a major water hog in a painfully arid state.
The Guardian
March 19, 2015, 8am PDT
Concord, California is considering a trio of massive redevelopment proposals for the site of a former Navy weapons depot that could bring 12,000 homes and 6 million square feet of commercial development to the fringe of the East Bay Area.
San Francisco Business Times
March 12, 2015, 12pm PDT
According to a Denver Post article, the Denver metropolitan area has 31,000 homes in the development pipeline. All but 2,600 of those homes would be built in suburban counties surrounding Denver.
Denver Post
March 5, 2015, 6am PST
Castle Rock, located between Denver and Colorado Springs, has approved a massive shopping and residential development. The project will be built on top of a prairie dog colony.
The Denver Channel
March 2, 2015, 5am PST
Increased awareness of sprawl’s negative effects has not led to a drop-off in its construction. Developers say they only build what the market demands.
The Atlantic
December 22, 2014, 5am PST
Urban Land magazine gathered a panel of developers from around the country to discuss current trends in master planned communities—they all agree that consumers want communities in line with the ideas of new urbanism.
Urban Land
November 17, 2014, 11am PST
Alana Samuels writes about the state of the zombie subdivisions scattered around the western United States—a derelict reminder of the high water mark of the last master planned community building boom.
The Atlantic
May 12, 2014, 1pm PDT
In recovery mode following the most recent housing crisis—two Phoenix-area master-planned communities are continuing to grow.
AZ Central
May 2, 2014, 11am PDT
The Hollywood Park horseracing track in Inglewood, California, follows the path of racetracks in Sam Mateo and Queens that have recently given way to large housing developments.
The Architect's Newspaper
February 7, 2014, 9am PST
Atlantic Cities details the new urbanist vision of a master planned community called Eastmark in Mesa, Arizona. The development’s mix of uses, form-based code, and walkability create “an uncommon sales pitch for car-dependent Arizona.”
Atlantic Cities
October 29, 2011, 7am PDT
At the Urban Land Institute conference this week, Donald Bren, Chairman of the Irvine Company, cites lack of capital and government and environmental regulation as reasons for this.
Bloomberg
May 30, 2009, 11am PDT
A 212-acre urban infill project in Yakima, Washington will be one of the first communities to be planned according to developing LEED-ND (Neighborhood Development) principles.
Seattle Daily Journal Of Commerce
May 17, 2009, 11am PDT
Las Vegas and Southern Nevada are chock-full of planned communities. The region is also struggling with some of the harshest declines in property values in the nation. Though planned communities are seeing some sales, they are mainly in trouble.
Las Vegas Sun
August 21, 2008, 5am PDT
A master-planned community in Baltimore is up in arms over plans to replace the community's iconic country club parkspace with a senior housing center.
The New York Times