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Treasure Valley

Treasure Valley Transformation: Downtown Meridian Development Plans Gain Civic Clout

It isn't just Boise that's changing quickly as in-migration picks up its pace in southwestern Idaho.

May 24, 2021 - Boise Dev


Seattle Sustains Record Development Boom

In the past ten years, Downtown Seattle has built more housing than all of San Francisco.

February 21, 2019 - Seattle Times

Wisconsin Entertainment & Sports Center

The Milwaukee Bucks Enter the Placemaking Business

Following the lead set by other franchises, professional sports teams are becoming real estate developers seeking to create vibrant places that attract commerce on non-game days.

January 30, 2017 - Modern Cities

Tulsa Mixed Use

The Boxyard Igniting Retail Push In Downtown Tulsa

Innovative retail center constructed from repurposed shipping containers activates an empty lot, looks to spark a retail revival in downtown Tulsa.

January 19, 2017 - Modern Cities

Did This Quiet Colorado Town Invent Parklets?

Before parklets dominated San Francisco’s Mission Street, a small bedroom community nestled between Boulder and Denver used parklets to completely transform its downtown.

November 15, 2016 -

Columbus Ohio

The Story of Columbus' Success

The New York Times has given the city of Columbus an unequivocal stamp of approval, and without condescending to do it.

June 6, 2016 - The New York Times

Portland Food Carts

Food Carts Could Make Way for High Rises in Portland

Several big stories, all rolled into one, are emerging in Portland. Changes in zoning have paved the way for high-rises that are proposed for the existing location of the city's famous food stalls.

February 9, 2016 - The Oregonian

Nightime view of San Diego skyline

Big Development Plans Proposed for Downtown San Diego

A local developer has proposed a $400 million development that would add several game-changing uses to Downtown San Diego.

January 8, 2016 - The San Diego Union-Tribune

Milwaukee's Lakefront on the Rebound—Condos, Commercial, and a Streetcar

Chris Bentley reports on the developments around Milwaukee's lakefront area, especially in response to a streetcar route proposed in September 2014.

November 12, 2014 - The Architect's Newspaper

Can Boston Change its 'Wink and Nod' Development Process?

A reborn plan to raze the Winthrop Square parking garage and replace it with the tallest building in Boston will provide a test for new Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh.

September 30, 2014 - The Boston Globe

Washington D.C. COnstruction

Watch D.C.'s Surface Parking Lots and Unoccupied Buildings Disappear

The Downtown D.C. Business Improvement District recently released its State of Downtown report. Downtown D.C.'s transformation over the last two decades has created an incredible revenue generator for the city.

April 27, 2014 - The Washington Post

Parking Lot Tax Considered Among Portland’s Downtown Plans

A proposal to tax and eventually prohibit parking lots in Portland’s Old Town Chinatown is pitting two powerful figures in Portland’s downtown land use politics against each other.

April 10, 2014 - The Oregonian

Amid Downtown Resurgence, Columbus, OH Extends Property Tax Break

In 2013, the city of Columbus left $8.3 million in property taxes on the table as part of a tax break intended to increase the number of people living downtown. How did it respond? By extending the tax break.

March 24, 2014 - The Columbus Dispatch

New Development Begs the Question: Which Way, San Jose?

Despite its mostly sprawling conditions, San Jose has recently prioritized walkable, dense urban environments. But should the city focus its development downtown or build a connected network of urban neighborhoods?

March 24, 2014 - Silicon Valley Business Journal

Tulsa Struggles to Balance Development and Parking

Accompanied by images of a partially demolished building, P.J. Lassek reports on Tulsa's conflict between encouraging development and providing parking amenities.

April 3, 2012 - Tulsa World

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