Master Planned Communities

June 1, 2019, 7am PDT
The Phoenix metropolitan area is growing again, but the water supply isn't. Many development plans derailed by the Great Recession won't find it easy to start where they left off.
Arizona Republic
February 9, 2019, 9am PST
The environmental review for a master-planned community outside of Benson is the subject of a lawsuit by a coalition of environmental groups.
Arizona Republic
December 9, 2018, 5am PST
A Jimmy Buffet-branded 55-plus community in Daytona, Florida is wildly popular. The New York Times Magazine gained early access and ponders its deeper significance.
The New York Times Magazine
August 23, 2018, 7am PDT
Developers hope 5G infrastructure will make Frisco Station a hub for self-driving cars, air taxis, and other futuristic technologies.
Dallas News
January 30, 2018, 5am PST
Exploring the surprising origins of the American suburbs.
Building Suburban Power
January 18, 2018, 1pm PST
Residents will live in solar powered homes and ride around the community in self-driving, solar-powered shuttles. Babcock Ranch outside of Fort Myers, Florida, has been in the making since 2005. A city of 50,000 is forecasted.
CBS This Morning
November 13, 2017, 8am PST
The new community of Belmont will join Arcosanti as another attempt at turning Arizona desert into the next evolution of human habitation. This time, one of the richest men in the world is behind the plans.
KPNX
August 2, 2017, 10am PDT
The suburban, master planned community of Columbia, Maryland is many of the things urbanists hope their cities will become.
The Washington Post
July 5, 2017, 5am PDT
Out of Atlanta, news of a massive change of pace for developer Loudermilk Companies.
Bisnow Atlanta
November 30, 2016, 8am PST
Allowing the development of a planned community of 200 rental units, ranging from 200 to 800 square feet, will earn a position among the nation's most progressive land use policies.
The Denver Post
July 12, 2016, 9am PDT
The city of Baytown, located just east of Houston, is the location of several bright spots for the regional economy.
Houston Chronicle
May 21, 2016, 5am PDT
The Ivy District is notable for its scale as well as for the funding mechanisms that made the project happen.
Houston Chronicle
April 14, 2016, 6am PDT
The real estate boom that brought about a boom in golf course construction is a thing of the past. Now golf courses are closing around the country as the sport recedes from its peak popularity.
Detroit Free Press
November 24, 2015, 7am PST
A pair of articles details two new, massive greenfield developments on the way in North Texas.
The Dallas Morning News
May 31, 2015, 7am PDT
A master-planned community proposed for land owned by the British bank Barclay's on the outskirts of Albuquerque would be New Mexico's second-largest city on full build-out. Opponents say it would also be a major water hog in a painfully arid state.
The Guardian
March 19, 2015, 8am PDT
Concord, California is considering a trio of massive redevelopment proposals for the site of a former Navy weapons depot that could bring 12,000 homes and 6 million square feet of commercial development to the fringe of the East Bay Area.
San Francisco Business Times
March 12, 2015, 12pm PDT
According to a Denver Post article, the Denver metropolitan area has 31,000 homes in the development pipeline. All but 2,600 of those homes would be built in suburban counties surrounding Denver.
Denver Post
March 5, 2015, 6am PST
Castle Rock, located between Denver and Colorado Springs, has approved a massive shopping and residential development. The project will be built on top of a prairie dog colony.
The Denver Channel
March 2, 2015, 5am PST
Increased awareness of sprawl’s negative effects has not led to a drop-off in its construction. Developers say they only build what the market demands.
The Atlantic
December 22, 2014, 5am PST
Urban Land magazine gathered a panel of developers from around the country to discuss current trends in master planned communities—they all agree that consumers want communities in line with the ideas of new urbanism.
Urban Land