Monthly Archives: July 2010

Mixed Use Proforma’s – Garbage in/Garbage Out

Mixed use developers often lie to themselves by burdening the use they are least familiar with with the largest land contribution instead of solid market price Continue reading

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City Market. Is it enough?

With the recent announcement of the renovations to the Indianapolis City Market, it was a pleasant surprise to find the streets outside City Market bussling with people today. The Indianapolis City Market not only provides downtown residents with access to … Continue reading

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A visit to Dallas and the Denton A-Train

On the road (and rail) in Dallas today. ¬†Like Raleigh last week, the metropolitan area is quite large and relatively low dense. However, there is great promise here in the Dallas Area Rapid Transit and the effects on the built … Continue reading

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Mixed Use Success – Stick With What You Know!

Retail developers are B2B operators, while residential developers service customers homes 24/7, two extremly different cultures that need to stay focused on their customers in a mixed use development, thus encouraging joint venture mixed use developments Continue reading

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South Florida’s Mixed Use

Growing up in South Florida, I was able to see one of the fastest growing and wealthiest communities in the world first hand. I watched as US-41 transformed from a 2-lane road into a 6-lane highway.¬† I watched as the … Continue reading

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Wind Turbine/Solar Light Lamps

Technical innovation is driving all types of sustainable iseas, but what will really be sustainable long term? Continue reading

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Great Expectations in Raleigh

At first glance the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill-Cary-Apex (are there more?) area is a sprawling and disconnected metropolis. There are multiple centers, congested freeways, no rail transit, and many office campus settings. Tough place for mixing uses? Not at all. In the … Continue reading

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