Category Archives: Redevelopment

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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Development Niche in China – Lifestyle Centers

Brian Tang has a model and product type that I could see being a huge niche market for LifeStyle centers throughout China, and the entry point for many developers and the development business in China. Continue reading

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Greyfields: A Mixed Use Dream?

Starting in the mid 1990’s, many enclosed malls began losing tenants because of low sales, causing many to completely shut down.  The main reason for this was that Americans were finding other ways to shop besides driving miles to the … 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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Approvals often Underestimated

Project approvals often underestimate the potential of uses not typically developed by petitioner 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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Allen Plaza

Allen Plaza began as an idea of area commercial developer Greg Allen. Allen, who specializes in commercial retail space desired to move his corporate headquarters into the heart of downtown Indianapolis. Allen Plaza was intended to be a typical mixed … Continue reading

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