Industrial Land

Los Angeles State Historic Park

Documenting L.A.'s Reclaimed Industrial Sites

Community activists across the city have fought to clean up, preserve, and enhance former industrial sites as parks, community gardens, and green spaces.

July 13, 2021 - High Country News


New Community Plan Poises Downtown L.A. for Transformation

In addition to a contemporary vision for Downtown, the plan debuts a new approach to zoning that could help transform the entire city.

August 10, 2017 - The Planning Report

Public Stoage

New York Joins Other Cities Hoping to Limit Self-Storage Facilities

Self-storage buildings are multiplying across New York City, where local officials would prefer to protect and grow the city's base of manufacturing and industrial jobs.

April 16, 2017 - The New York Times


Op-Ed: Don't Ditch Those Industrial Land Uses

An op-ed describes the choice by many cities to prioritize residential projects in old industrial spaces as short-sighted and potentially unjust.

June 6, 2016 - Next City

For Cities, Industrial Land Matters

When the "highest and best use" of city land...isn't.

March 1, 2016 - Shelterforce/Rooflines

New York City Council Would Change Zoning Code to Support Industrial Uses

The New York City Council released a report this week proposing "industrial employment districts," "creative economy districts," and "new kinds of zoning to more effectively support mixed-use industrial, residential, and commercial neighborhoods."

November 21, 2014 - Crain's New York Business

Investing in Port Cities Now, Reaping Benefits Later

With the expansion of the Panama Canal expected to be complete in 2015, U.S. Port Cities are uniquely positioned to reap economic benefits of increased industrial activity.

October 12, 2012 - ICIC

Williamsburg: Brooklyn’s New 'Hipster Epicenter'

For many locals, Williamsburg in Brooklyn was a weird neighborhood one passed by when getting into lower Manhattan. Now it is the center of gravity of creativity in New York City. Metropolis magazine takes a walkabout in the neighborhood.

October 7, 2012 - Metropolis

Clash of Residential and Industry in Barrio Logan

Barrio Logan is a dockside neighborhood in San Diego, where for generations the maritime industry and homes have coexisted. A new controversial rezoning plan aims to separate the uses.

October 12, 2011 - Voice of San Diego

Preserving Industrial Areas for Jobs

Only 10% of the City of Vancouver, B.C. isn't zoned for residences, and that 10% holds 50% of the city's jobs. Planning director Brent Toderian says it is imperative to preserve the remaining industrial land for employment.

May 17, 2011 - The Vancouver Sun

Redeveloping Industrial Land as Industrial Land

In Providence, Rhode Island, a team of young developers are breathing new life into an old factory complex. But it's not your typical condo conversion.

January 19, 2011 - Metropolis

Industrial Uses Compete with Residential Development in East L.A.

A proposed clean tech corridor along the L.A. River east of downtown is another twist in the ongoing battle between competing interests for residential development and the preservation of industrial space.

October 7, 2010 - The Planning Report

Towering TOD Proposed For Vancouver: City Unsure

A 30-story residential building will be at the core of a transit-oriented development project at Canada Line's Marine Drive Station in Vancouver.

May 27, 2010 - The Vancouver Sun

A Drastic New Life For Baltimore's Middle Branch Shoreline

Baltimore's Middle Branch waterfront has sat unused for years, since its recent decline as an industrial hub. But a developer has a new plan to drastically remake the 52-acre shoreline.

May 20, 2010 - The Architect's Newspaper

The Barcelona Model of Reviving Industrial Areas

American cities are struggling to figure out how to transition formerly industrial areas to become vibrant and successful parts of the city once again. Neal Peirce says they should look to Barcelona, which accomplished it ten years ago.

October 26, 2009 - Citiwire

Getting Creative About Finding Places for Parks

New York City is developing a handful of new parks on industrial lands and otherwise underused spaces. Urban Omnibus talks with Adrian Benepe, the city's commissioner of parks and recreation about the new projects.

September 21, 2009 - Urban Omnibus

At Long Last, A Park on the Passaic?

A park proposed for Newark's Passaic River waterfront has been an unfulfilled vision for at least a decade. But city officials say the Trust for Public Land will help radically speed up plans for a park.

May 7, 2009 - Newark Star-Ledger

Adaptively Reusing Brooklyn's Industrial Spaces

Preservationists say that there are better ways to use buildings along Brooklyn's industrial waterfront than to demolish them.

October 30, 2008 - The New York Times

Industrial Land Eyed For Green Future in L.A.

Officials in Los Angeles are hoping to turn a former brownfield site into the centerpiece of a new downtown green industrial district.

September 26, 2008 - Los Angeles Times

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