Monthly Archives: May 2010

Conrad Hotel – Indianapolis

Indianapolis probably will not win awards for the number of examples of mixed use buildings, but it is a leader in how to make a downtown pleasant for residents, workers and visitors alike.  The core of the city radiating from … Continue reading

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What is mixed use development? – Part Two

Mixed use development stands in direct contrast to the single use, suburban development patterns found in most parts of America.  In fact, it is illegal to mix uses under most zoning ordinances, stemming in part from the Supreme Court case … Continue reading

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Milhaus lands in Las Vegas

Today through Tuesday we will be here in Las Vegas for RECON – The Global Retail Real Estate Convention. It is in this forum that we believe the seeds of mixed use development are planted.  Retail developers, tenants, brokers, financing … Continue reading

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Downtown Indianapolis Retail – Expanding on a Tradition

Herb and Mel Simon of Simon Property Group and former Indianapolis Mayors Bill Hudnut and  Steve Goldsmith, as well as a host of others should be applauded for their tenacity and vision in attracting or twisting arms to bring a … Continue reading

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What is mixed use development? – Part One

Human settlements have historically tended to include a mix of uses in buildings.  Whether one considers the poleis of ancient Greece, the numerous small villages throughout Europe, or the modern metropolises throughout the world today; it is easy to find … Continue reading

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What do we stand for?

If developers and cities are going to deliver the lifestyle and experiences that their customers and residents crave, then there are certain elements that need to be considered and evaluated.  The context can be any building, neighborhood, city or metropolitan … Continue reading

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What do we see?

Sometime in the future we all will look back on the decisions we are making today. Things like: where we choose to live, what work we elect to do, and what people we trust.  These collected decisions define us.  At … Continue reading

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