Adaptive Reuse

February 11, 2019, 11am PST
The new linear park will use land under the city’s elevated rail tracks. Worries, however, are emerging about the effects the project will have on surrounding communities, particularly related to affordable housing.
Next City
November 13, 2018, 5am PST
The long-anticipated Domino Park, located in front of the former Domino Sugar refinery on the East River in Brooklyn, was designed by James Corner Field Operations (JFCO).
The Architect's Newspaper
October 5, 2018, 11am PDT
The city of Memphis, Tennessee is in the middle of an understated boom focused on downtown development and adaptive reuse.
Curbed
September 21, 2018, 9am PDT
A new book on adaptive reuse of industrial buildings is reviewed by Carol Berens.
UrbDeZine
August 22, 2018, 7am PDT
Rochester, New York is launching the new Neighbors for Neighbors program.
WHEC
June 21, 2018, 7am PDT
Ford will treat the Michigan Central Depot to a mixed-use adaptation.
Detroit Free Press
June 17, 2018, 1pm PDT
Ford has confirmed its plan to move into the Michigan Central Depot in Detroit.
Detroit Free Press
April 12, 2018, 2pm PDT
A $125 million adaptive reuse project is looking for help with infrastructure improvements. Pittsburgh's Urban Redevelopment Authority is considering tax increment financing to fund street improvements.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
March 28, 2018, 6am PDT
If Ford Motor Co. goes through with a plan to move into the old Michigan Central Depot, it would mark a new phase of the rebirth of Detroit's urban core.
The Detroit News
March 19, 2018, 1pm PDT
The Angus Shops development is a model of urban adaptive reuse, but the residents who moved in the the initial development don't want any more housing added to the neighborhood.
The Globe and Mail
February 16, 2018, 7am PST
If electric vehicles are the future, can gas stations be re-imagined into centers promoting exercise and healthy eating?
Modern Cities
January 26, 2018, 8am PST
"Four piers from the old eastern span of the Bay Bridge will live on as a public boardwalk and vista point in Oakland and on Yerba Buena Island," reports Erin Baldassari.
The Mercury News
January 18, 2018, 7am PST
Faced with commercial vacancies around 11 percent and the prospect of new office supply coming online soon, D.C. stakeholders are pushing for a bill that would provide incentives for conversions of office buildings into residential units.
The New York Times
January 15, 2018, 1pm PST
Like many cities before it, Shreveport's downtown is transforming through the renovation of historic buildings.
Shreveport Times
November 21, 2017, 1pm PST
A relative lack of conversions from office to residential—the adaptive reuse model driving the housing market in many urban areas—makes the Washington, D.C. region a perfect place to study the factors that make or break an adaptive reuse proposal.
Greater Greater Washington
October 10, 2017, 2pm PDT
The Associated Press explores the trend of churches rebuilt as breweries.
Associated Press via Miami Herald
September 18, 2017, 12pm PDT
Large, adaptive-reuse projects are all the rage in urban planning today, but absent a fundamentally new approach—with affordability at the center of the process—they are likely to become engines of what's been termed "environmental gentrification."
Shelterforce/Rooflines
September 14, 2017, 10am PDT
Large-scale adaptive reuse projects like the BeltLine in Atlanta receive praise in many circles. But they can also release a flurry of speculation, severely threatening affordability.
Shelterforce
August 30, 2017, 12pm PDT
Public Radio International (PRI) surveys the keys to an ambitious plan to restore the industrial "temples" of South Bend, Indiana.
Public Radio International
August 19, 2017, 7am PDT
Danish firm COBE redesigned a former grain-storage silo in Copenhagen into a 17-storey residential apartment building with 38 units of varying sizes.
Treehugger