Detroit Sports Arena

$616 Million in Development Incentives Approved for District Detroit

The “Transformational Brownfield” incentives approved by the Detroit City Council for the $1.5 billion District Detroit still require approval by the state.

March 31, 2023 - Detroit Free Press

Rendering of Revitalized Collision Bend Courtesy of Bedrock

Dan Gilbert’s Foray Into Cleveland Could Transform the City’s Waterfront

The public has been getting a close look at a proposed mega-project at Tower City Center in Cleveland that could eventually yield 3.5 million square feet of construction.

February 26, 2023 -

A map highlights Cutler Bay, located in South Florida along the Atlantic coast.

$1 Billion Redevelopment Planned for a Former Mall in Cutler Bay, Florida

Mall not making money like it used to? How would a $1 billion redevelopment sound?

September 22, 2022 - Globe St


Revisiting New York’s Massive Sunnyside Yard Master Plan

You might have lost track of the Sunnyside Yard Master Plan—a proposal for 12,000 new housing units in Queens—because it was announced to the public in March 2020 and has since been shelved.

September 14, 2022 - Gotham Gazette

Allston Interchange

$1.2 Billion in Federal Funding Sought for Boston-Area Road Project

The city of Boston and Massachusetts Department of Transportation have applied to a $5 billion federal grant program aimed at ‘unusually large and complex projects.’

May 31, 2022 - Streetsblog Mass

PenPlace Redevelopment

New Amazon HQ2 Renderings Revealed

New details of the second phase of Amazon HQ2 in Northern Virginia were released last week ahead of a planning committee hearing.

May 17, 2021 - ARLnow


Status Check: U.S. Mega Projects

Despite the economic uncertainty and reports of a massive upheaval in patterns of living and working in the United States, developers are continuing to spend billions of dollars on massive development projects all over the country.

November 3, 2020 - Smart Cities Dive

Moody Bible Institute

Massive Residential Development Revealed in Chicago's Near North Side

New details have emerged on a project the Chicago Tribune is calling this one of Chicago's most ambitious development proposals in decades.

November 1, 2020 - Chicago Tribune

Chicago, Illinois

Multi-Modal Bridge Coming Soon to Lincoln Yards Mega-Project in Chicago

Residents of Chicago will soon see some of the fruits of the controversial tax increment financing for the Lincoln Yards project in Chicago's North Side.

October 13, 2020 - Chicago Tribune

Atlanta Park

Atlanta's Quarry Yards Bought for $127 Million by Microsoft; Development Plans Still Secret

Observers can only speculate about the development plans of the new owners of one of the city of Atlanta's largest development opportunities.

September 24, 2020 - The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Sunset Park, Brooklyn

Controversial Rezoning for Industry City Mega-Project Finally Withdrawn in New York City

A controversial summer has finally claimed the grand ambitions for a waterfront site in Sunset Park, Brooklyn.

September 23, 2020 - Politico

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Revealed: $2.2 Billion Redevelopment Plan for Philadelphia's Waterfront

The city of Philadelphia has a new, highly anticipated plan for a valuable site on the Delaware River waterfront.

September 9, 2020 - WHYY


A Development Bonanza in Philadelphia

The Philadelphia 76ers are one of the real estate interests with designs on remaking the Penn's Landing site on the Delaware River in Philadelphia. But the team's vision for the waterfront reaches far beyond a single parcel.

September 1, 2020 - The Philadelphia Inquirer

San Francisco

After Decades of Failure, 1,000-Plus Homes Coming to the Balboa Reservoir in San Francisco

Four developers tried, and four developers failed, until the San Francisco Board of Supervisors changed the story in August 2020.

August 13, 2020 - San Francisco Chronicle

Chicago, Illinois

Lincoln Yards, Chicago's Controversial $6 Billion Mega-Project, Set to Break Ground

Groundbreaking for the first component of Chicago's massive Lincoln Yards redevelopment project has been scheduled for early 2021.

August 9, 2020 - Chicago Tribune

San Francisco, California

1,100 New Homes Planned in the Middle of San Francisco

The prospect of a large mixed-use development on a 17-acre parking lot in the center of San Francisco took a substantial step forward this week.

April 30, 2020 - San Francisco Chronicle


Details of the 12,000-Home Sunnyside Yard Project

A proposed development project in Queens would be the largest housing project built in New York City since the 1970s.

March 18, 2020 - CityLab


Newly Approved Development Sets New Standard in Boston Suburb

The Upper Falls neighborhood in Newton, Massachusetts will be gaining a large, mixed-use neighbor.

December 4, 2019 - The Boston Globe

Smart City

Developers Buy Land for 'Futuristic Mini-City' in Las Vegas

A development deal described as the most complex in recent Southern Nevada history is moving forward. The end result could be another digitally enabled city, in line with efforts in other cities like Toronto and TK.

November 14, 2019 - Las Vegas Review-Journal

Chicago, Illinois

Lincoln Common, a 1.1-Million-Square-Foot Development, Takes Shape in Chicago

A massive new development in Chicago's Lincoln Park is taking shape, and the local architecture critic has offered a positive review of the final product.

October 1, 2019 - Chicago Tribune

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