Author Archives: davidleazenby

About davidleazenby

David is a Principal and Vice President of Predevelopment of Milhaus Development, LLC; a real estate investment and development company

Why can’t those parking lots be developed?

Recently in Oklahoma City there was yet another example of the need for public participation in downtown redevelopment in mid-tier markets.  It doesn’t matter what city.  Downtown Indianapolis has its own current financing decisions to make.  It’s been almost 10 … Continue reading

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CEO’s for Cities meets in Indianapolis

I was sitting in a ULI meeting last week in DC hearing that Indianapolis is one of the top ten cities with prospects for job growth in the country.  At the same time, there was a group on the ground … Continue reading

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CityVista DC

You do not have to look very hard in DC to find some good projects.  Check out http://www.cityvistadc.com for a closer look at this very “mixed” use project.  It’s tenant list almost sounds like the wish list of every downtown … Continue reading

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ULI Fall Meeting Preview

The Urban Land Institute’s annual Fall Meeting convenes in Washington DC this week.  Milhaus will be there starting tomorrow catching up with friends and colleagues.  The headline for this year’s meeting is “Capitalize on Emerging Opportunities” and it couldn’t me … Continue reading

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Mixed use and crime linked?

Here some interesting research out of Ohio State University that studied the effects on crime given different levels of residential and business activity in neighborhoods.  It seems to support a link between increased density, a balance of uses, and a … Continue reading

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Hotel Indigo and Residences at 151

The business traveler or casual visitor to the Hotel Indigo in Asheville probably doesn’t recognize the complex design decisions that resulted in this impressive 13-story mixed-use structure towering over the freeway on the northern edge of downtown. This site is … Continue reading

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Great Blocks – Wall Street in Asheville, NC

I have my favorite blocks in different cities – sometimes just a half-block stretch qualifies or sometimes it takes an entire block or two to create a memorable place. The perfect combination of street width, building height, retail uses, furniture, … Continue reading

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