Category Archives: Retail

Changing Definition of a Credit Tenant

 Steve McLinden stated in his 2006 Shopping Centers Today article, “Once landlords get past the roughly 35 percent of national retailers that ratings agencies dub investment grade, the pickings get slimmer and the credit decisions grow more crucial.”  If the picking … Continue reading

Posted in Retail, Uncategorized | Tagged | 2 Comments

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

Posted in Design, Getting it done, Retail | Tagged , | Leave a comment

MidTown Miami

If big box is going to come to the urban core, this project seems to be a good start at designing a dense enough solution. Continue reading

Posted in Design, Project Highlight, Retail, Uncategorized, USA Southeast | Tagged , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Retail, USA Southeast | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Design, Getting it done, Project Highlight, Retail, Uncategorized, USA Southeast | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Redevelopment, Retail, Sustainability | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Wal Mart v. Mixed Use. Debate continues…

There is a great summary of a presentation by Peter Katz over at Citiwire.net.  In it he provides the amount of property tax revenue received to a community by a Wal-Mart, a regional mall, and a mixed use building.  On … Continue reading

Posted in Retail, Sustainability | Tagged , , | 1 Comment