Category Archives: Housing

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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Mixed Use Density Capped by Costs

Mixed use projects in midwest are traditionally limited to wood fram construction because of market rents/pricing vs. construction costs Continue reading

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Mixed Use Per Unit Price Misnomer

Mixed use development valuation is not easily quantified on per unit basis in residential projects, especially when comparing to non-mixed use comparables Continue reading

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Urban Infill Columbus, OH – Buggyworks Lofts

Dowtown Columbus Ohio is lucky to have a project like Buggyworks where developer Kyle Katz paid attention to detail and created a great urban infill rehab. 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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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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