Mixed-Use Development

December 9, 2015, 2pm PST
A Boston Globe columnist comes down strongly in favor of a mixed-use project in a Boston suburb, and laments the obstacles facing smart growth in this and other, similar, communities.
The Boston Globe
October 1, 2015, 12pm PDT
Surveying the 373 square miles, or 238,720 acres, under jurisdiction of Plan Charlotte to see how much of it is zoned for mixed-use.
Plan Charlotte
September 16, 2015, 5am PDT
The city of Cleveland is considering a proposal that would flip five acres of public land in University Circle into a bustling innovation district of residences and a mix of uses.
The Cleveland Plain Dealer
July 22, 2015, 11am PDT
A recent op-ed by ULI Foundation Governor and developer John McNellis argues that too many cities are forcing mixed-use developments into neighborhoods, enabling vacancies and blight in the process.
Urban Land Magazine
June 13, 2015, 5am PDT
A panel at the recent Urban Land Institute conference in Houston considers the imperative of understanding mixed-use development and its various forms.
Rice Kinder Institute for Urban Research
May 19, 2015, 9am PDT
The city of Mountain View chose to allot most of the redevelopment rights in its much sought-after North Bayshore area not to the city's largest employer and taxpayer but to LinkedIn's more conventional proposal.
The New York Times - Bits
May 18, 2015, 12pm PDT
In February, the city council approved One Paseo, a 1.4 million-square-foot mix of offices, residences, retail, and entertainment. The project's detractors have forced a referendum, putting a kink in San Diego's urbanist planning ambitions.
ULI Urban Land Magazine
February 16, 2015, 5am PST
In two parts, NPR's City Project examines Austin's premier mixed-use urban village built on the 700-acre site of the former Robert Mueller Municipal Airport which relocated in 1999. Part 2 is about racial tensions that have surfaced in the community.
NPR
January 26, 2015, 10am PST
Vancouver created its MX zone as a solution to a persistent challenge for planners—how to retain industrial jobs and affordable housing in downtowns.
The Globe and Mail
December 22, 2014, 9am PST
A developer hopes to bring more of a Times Square feel to the Las Vegas Strip—and maybe an NBA team will follow.
The Architect's Newspaper
October 5, 2014, 11am PDT
Last minute changes allowed the $1.5 billion Worldcenter development to move forward into the planning stage.
Miami Herald
May 30, 2014, 11am PDT
With a $1 billion NFL stadium on the way, and a $400 million mixed-use development that recently broke ground next door to the new home of the Vikings, stakeholders have high hopes for Minneapolis' downtown.
New York Times
January 24, 2014, 1pm PST
The October opening of a new 1.9-mile stretch of road on Chicago’s Southside anticipates a 40-year master plan for the Lakeside development—600 acres of new development in the middle of one of the country’s largest cities.
The Architect's Newspaper
December 10, 2013, 8am PST
The Urban Land Institute has a new project: convincing developers that they can, and should, design for health and wellness.
Los Angeles Times
August 18, 2013, 11am PDT
A scheme to transform a Watts housing project with mixed-use development earned final approval from the L.A. City Council on Wednesday. Shops, town homes, and open spaces are to replace "one of the city's most poverty-stricken and violent areas."
Los Angeles Times
Blog post
June 27, 2013, 2pm PDT

If the market demand is there, why isn't more mixed-use housing getting built? Follow the money.

Tim Halbur
March 19, 2013, 7am PDT
While many cities are seeking to build large entertainment venues to revive their downtowns, St. Petersburg is taking the opposite track. Stephen Nohlgren examines whether Tropicana Field can be the city's next big urban mixed use development.
Tampa Bay Times
January 14, 2013, 6am PST
Amanda Kerr reports on a trend in small mixed-use developments in southeastern Virginia. Can such projects succeed while larger mixed-use developments in the region struggle?
Hampton Roads Daily Press
January 11, 2013, 11am PST
Four developer teams have pitched competing visions for how to transform 55 acres of parking lots adjacent to Atlanta's baseball stadium into the city's next "hot intown neighborhood." J. Scott Trubey looks at the concepts.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
October 18, 2012, 2pm PDT
A change made last month in the regulations concerning which buildings the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) judges to be eligible for financing could enable the construction of more mixed-use walkable developments, reports Angie Schmitt.
Streetsblog D.C.