Home Depot Meets Hudson Square

The mega-merchandiser of home furnishings is looking to cash in on Lower Manhattan's residential renaissance, with Trinity Church as facilitator.

January 28, 2006, 11:00 AM PST

By Chris Steins @urbaninsight


"Hot on the heels of news of a likely deal at 7 World Trade Center, another major deal is in the works in Lower Manhattan. But instead of an office lease in a spanking new tower across from Ground Zero, this deal involves a key retailer taking space just north of Tribeca. It would represent a huge corporate embrace of the burgeoning downtown residential market by a leading national retailer...

...The building is owned by the real estate arm of New York's legendary Trinity Church, which since the late 1990s has been reshaping the 19th century industrial district as Hudson Square, a mixed-use office, creative and residential area. Trinity owns some 6 million square feet in 18 buildings in Hudson Square."

Thanks to Peter Slatin

Thursday, January 26, 2006 in The Slatin Report

Gentrification

What We Really Mean When We Say Gentrification

The focus on gentrifying communities has, in many cases, eclipsed the similar problems facing more stagnant neighborhoods.

September 14, 2021 - Vox

High-Speed Rail

Democratic Legislators Obstruct Funding for California High Speed Rail

Voters approved a $9.9 billion bond for the California High Speed Rail project in 2008. State legislators would like that money to be spent in other ways in 2021.

September 10, 2021 - Sacramento Bee

Rendering of aerial view of Telosa city

Why Tech-Utopian City Plans Fail

Like others before him, e-commerce billionaire Marc Lore wants to build the ideal city from scratch. Urban experts don't have much faith in his chances.

September 9, 2021 - Bloomberg BusinessWeek

Urban Design for Planners 1: Software Tools

This six-course series explores essential urban design concepts using open source software and equips planners with the tools they need to participate fully in the urban design process.

Hand Drawing Master Plans

This course aims to provide an introduction into Urban Design Sketching focused on how to hand draw master plans using a mix of colored markers.