Category Archives: Getting it done

Micro Retail Cluster Vibrancy

Often overlooked is the smaller retailer in new developments, however, some of the most fantastic retail and mixed-use developments are anchored by or have significant participation by the small scale retailer. Continue reading

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Living Wall

Green roofs are passe when you consider what is going on with this Tokyo Japan building “Living Wall” Continue reading

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Village at Gulfstream – Adventura, FL

A recent Milhaus site visit to Village at Gulfstream spurred significant debate regarding project viability.  specifically, is project viability discernible in Miami on a short-term basis, the poster child of the current economic collapse.  Arguments can be made that delivering a project in Miami is a success of some magnitude in and of itself, however, the … Continue reading

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Approvals often Underestimated

Project approvals often underestimate the potential of uses not typically developed by petitioner Continue reading

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Mixed Use Density – the Absorption Cap

High-density is important to create sustainable neighborhoods and development, but absorption rates in the Midwest require constructible phases that can be absorbed in reasonable time frames to achieve success Continue reading

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Urban Proof – Indy Downtown still Strong

Urban redevelopment has driven a lot of markets across the country. Indianapolis is benefiting greatly from this re-urbanization, and has commenced or announced $3.3 Billion in new development in downtown Indianapolis in recent months, much of what is up in the air including a new JW Marriott hotel, and The Cosmopolitan Apartments. Continue reading

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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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