Mixed Use Development

Pedewstrianized street paved with red bricks flanked by historic four-story buildings in Dublin, Ireland

How Walkable ‘Activity Centers’ Can Reduce Driving

Encouraging mixed-use neighborhoods that help reduce vehicle miles driven and put urban amenities within easy walking distance is possible with surprisingly modest policy tweaks.

July 12, 2023 - Streetsblog USA

Boise Idaho

Boise Plans for 'Urban Renewal District'

The proposal seeks to sustainably manage development along State Street, support local businesses, and improve public transit and pedestrian infrastructure in the area.

June 28, 2021 - BoiseDev

Ground Floor Retail

Developers Want to Skip Ground-Floor Retail Requirements

Minneapolis developers are agitating against the requirements of mixed-use zoning, saying that it's impossible to find a good tenant for ground floor retail these days.

August 12, 2020 - Star Tribune


Bus Station Plan Moves Forward Despite Controversy in Roanoke

Angry public outcry wasn't enough to stop the Roanoke City Council from unanimously approving an ambitious transit station reconfiguration in downtown Roanoke.

January 24, 2019 - The Roanoke Times


Roanoke, Virginia Transit Station Plan Would Add Housing and Commercial Space

A plan to move a Roanoke, Virginia bus stop would use the current location of the stop to build transit-oriented apartments and shops.

January 11, 2019 - The News and Advance

Stadium construction at Hollywood Park

The Latest on Los Angeles' Hollywood Park Development

New photos and renderings show the Inglewood Stadium construction and future plans for the 300-acre multi-use project.

September 26, 2018 - Urbanize LA

Milwaukee Road Depot

Before and After: Behind a Minneapolis Redevelopment Project

In 1997, Milwaukee Road Depot in central Minneapolis was filled with parking lots and little else. Today, it's a mix of shops, housing, offices, and entertainment venues.

April 25, 2018 - MinnPost

Construction Cranes

More Construction Cranes Flying Over North American Cities

Two new reports from Rider Levett Bucknall offer a positive outlook for the construction industry.

February 11, 2018 - Commercial Property Executive

Chicago Ferris Wheel

Ferris Wheel Proposed With Big Mixed-Use Plans Near Downtown Pittsburgh

A Ferris wheel has been proposed as a highly visible signal of the North Side of Pittsburgh's role in the city's downtown revitalization.

December 17, 2017 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Busch Stadium

Ballpark Village Development Announced in St. Louis

A $261 million mixed-use development next to Busch Stadium will put the "village" in the Ballpark Village project in downtown St. Louis.

October 26, 2017 - St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Canton, Ohio

$750 Million to Create a Sports-Focused, Mixed Use Development in Canton, Ohio

The Pro Football Hall of Fame is about to get a major makeover. The development investment is the largest in the history of the city of Canton.

August 27, 2017 - The New York Times

Facebook Bikeshare

Facebook's Expansion Plans Would Create a New 'Village' in Menlo Park

Facebook has proposed a campus expansion that would take shape as a neighborhood center or village, providing needed community services and amenities in the sprawling Menlo Park.

July 10, 2017 - The Mercury News

Middle Georgia

Atlanta Developer Makes a Big Bet on Middle Georgia

Out of Atlanta, news of a massive change of pace for developer Loudermilk Companies.

July 5, 2017 - Bisnow Atlanta

Walkable Street

Study: Reduce Traffic with Mixed-Use Development

A new study explores how the built environment influences vehicle miles traveled.

February 27, 2017 - Streetsblog USA


East Harlem Rezoning Could Add New Retail to Public Housing Projects

East Harlem Rezoning Could Add New Retail to Public Housing Projects

December 22, 2016 - Crain's New York Business

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