Building Boom


Developers Rush to Build in Final Days of Philly's Tax Abatement

Neighborhoods that have been stubbornly resistant to investment for decades are suddenly the scene of waves of permitting activity as the city of Philadelphia prepares to tighten its tax abatement program.

August 12, 2020 - Philadelphia Inquirer

Toronto Towers

Op-Ed: What Can Be Done About Toronto's Drabness?

After decades of "just-good-enough when it comes to design," now may be the time for Toronto to take steps to upgrade its aesthetics.

December 14, 2019 - The Toronto Star

Oakland California

As Housing Units Multiply, Local Businesses Struggle to Hang On in Downtown Oakland

The city of Oakland, across the bay from San Francisco, is the rare California city quickly adding housing units to the urban core. Local businesses are struggling to hang on as construction changes the fabric of the neighborhood.

August 20, 2019 - San Francisco Chronicle

New York City Construction

The 'Building Boom' Myth

Contrary to popular myth, New York is not drowning in new housing.

July 31, 2019 - Michael Lewyn

Seattle Brick Loft

Apartment Units Fill Fastest in Seattle

Demand for housing in and around Seattle is way up—so much so that the region led the entire country in the number of apartments it has filled so far this year.

April 21, 2019 - The Seattle Times

Chicago, Illinois

Proposed Mega-Development Would Expand Chicago's Skyline

The One Central development would transform 34 acres over Metro tracks near Soldier Field.

March 16, 2019 - Chicago Tribune

Minneapolis Celebration

Development, Population Growth Reshaping Downtown Minneapolis

Thousands of news residents and apartment units, along with almost a billion dollars of development investments, arrived in Downtown Minneapolis in 2017.

February 17, 2019 - Star Tribune

High Rise Construction

Seattle's Hotel Boom Could Go Bust

Seattle has added 2,550 hotel rooms since the beginning of 2017, with another 3,000 on the way by 2021.

November 3, 2018 - The Seattle Times

Chicago, Illinois

Envisioning the Chicago Skyline of the Near Future

An already impressive skyline will be gaining some very tall additions by 2023.

August 20, 2018 - Chicago Magazine

Texas Signs

Dallas Hotel Supply Swelling With New Projects

Dallas is experiencing a hotel building boom.

August 13, 2018 - The Dallas Morning News

San Francisco Construction

Major Development Slows to a Snail's Pace in San Francisco

A bustling economy and a worsening housing crisis isn't enough to inspire a building boom in San Francisco—quite the opposite in fact.

May 19, 2018 - SocketSite

Adaptive Reuse

As New Rental Units Hit the Market, Rent Growth Slows in Pittsburgh

A new report from CBRE analyzing the Pittsburgh rental market lends evidence to the house of pro-supply arguments.

February 28, 2018 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Multi-Family Housing

Dallas-Fort Worth Leads the Nation in Multi-Family Residential Construction

The Dallas-Fort Worth region is building multi-family housing a lot faster than anywhere else in the country, according to a recent report.

April 25, 2017 - Dallas News

Des Moines, Iowa

Downtown Des Moines Hopes Boom Will Continue Into 2017

Des Moines' Downtown Chamber of Commerce expects the city's 2016 development boom to continue into the new year.

November 29, 2016 - Des Moines Register


Condo Developments Trending in Boston

When more people start looking to buy a home in downtown areas, developers start to build condos. Boston provides the latest case study of this market tendency.

September 12, 2016 - The Boston Globe

Apartments St. Louis

St. Louis' Multi-Family Market Ready for Takeoff

Permits to rehab existing multi-family buildings have skyrocketed in St. Louis.

December 23, 2015 - nextSTL

The Urban Character of Nashville's Building Boom

Nashville has 100 new projects, worth more than $2 billion, underway or in the pipeline for the next year. What does the building boom mean for city's future.

October 19, 2015 - The New York Times

Denver's Cherry Creek North Not Just for Shopping Anymore

A neighborhood known as a shopping district is quickly transforming into a live, work, play destination in heart of Denver.

September 2, 2015 - The Denver Post

New York Construction Permits Break 50-Year Record

Not since 1963 have so many construction permits been issued. In fact, permits issued in the month of June alone exceeded the average annual total over the past two decades.

July 30, 2015 - The Wall Street Journal

Nashville's Building Boom Sets Local Records

2014-15 was a banner fiscal year for development in the jurisdiction of the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, Tennessee.

July 3, 2015 - Nashville Business Journal

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