Mega-Projects

Yesterday
An 18-month planning process is unfolding in a part of New York City that has not taken kindly to large, corporate visions of the future.
City Limits
July 9, 2019, 8am PDT
A $5 billion redevelopment project in Atlanta, named Centennial Yards, will receive substantial public support.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
July 8, 2019, 12pm PDT
After 20 years, the Easton Town Center in Northeast Columbus, Ohio draws nearly 30 million visitors a year and sells more than $1 billion in food and merchandise.
The Columbus Dispatch
July 6, 2019, 7am PDT
A vacant parcel is located near the city's Graffiti Pier, which is slated to become a public park after closing in June.
PlanPhilly
June 29, 2019, 1pm PDT
Developers are betting on the continued shift of office work from the suburbs to downtown in Toronto, as the city experiences a building boom to support brisk business in the technology and financial-services industries.
Bloomberg
May 19, 2019, 11am PDT
A group has proposed a monumental tower to advertise San Jose and Silicon Valley to the world. The city would be better off focusing on its streetscape rather than its skyline.
California Planning & Development Report
May 18, 2019, 9am PDT
In Philadelphia, the Liberty on the River development will transform the Delaware River waterfront.
PlanPhilly
May 8, 2019, 6am PDT
As the city of Philadelphia considers the prospect of building a massive private development called Schuylkill Yards, lessons from New York City's Hudson Yards are considered.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
May 2, 2019, 5am PDT
The developers of Hudson Yards received $1.2 billion in financing from the EB-5 program, all made possible by a map that gerrymandered the project into the same neighborhood as Harlem public housing.
CityLab
April 5, 2019, 9am PDT
The most recent citywide election in Chicago was considered a referendum on the old way of operating the city. The $6 billion Lincoln Yards project, on the brink of approval, could be included in that referendum.
Chicago Tribune
March 25, 2019, 7am PDT
A $310 million project in Midtown Detroit continues the development momentum of Detroit's urban core.
Crain's Detroit Business
March 16, 2019, 7am PDT
The One Central development would transform 34 acres over Metro tracks near Soldier Field.
Chicago Tribune
March 15, 2019, 12pm PDT
Curbed Architecture Critic Alexandra Lange provides everything you need to know about the $25 billion, "city within the city" that opened to the public in Manhattan today. Also, the review isn't exactly positive.
Curbed
March 4, 2019, 12pm PST
The beleaguered project is still very much alive, despite some media claims to the contrary. As for the Trump administration's claim to two grants awarded to the now-$77 billion project, the state has a deadline to meet if it wants to keep them.
Capital Public Radio
February 26, 2019, 8am PST
There are plenty of big, splashy projects to track in Pittsburgh's development pipeline.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
February 16, 2019, 9am PST
A San Francisco Chronicle editorial warns that San Francisco must find funds, intended to come from the state's ambitious rail project, to extend the Caltrain commuter rail line to the SalesForce Transit Center.
San Francisco Chronicle
February 10, 2019, 9am PST
The Crossroads Hollywood project overcame local opposition and ongoing scandal at City Hall to win approval from the Los Angeles City Council.
Los Angeles Times
January 28, 2019, 2pm PST
The example of Oceanwide Plaza, which recently halted construction across the street from the Staples Center, raises more questions than it answers about foreign investment in Downtown Los Angeles' revitalization.
Los Angeles Times
January 21, 2019, 1pm PST
Feeling a little "tl;dr" about the "Urban Planning Trends to Watch in 2019" article published by Planetizen earlier this month?
Planetizen via YouTube
Feature
January 14, 2019, 5am PST
A few ideas about what to watch in the world of planning in 2019. We only use the word Trump once.
James Brasuell