Category Archives: Revitalization

Pompano Beach moves to redevelop its aging, underutilized downtown area

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Pompano Beach, a centrally located seaside city in Broward County, is developing an “innovation district” as part of a plan to renovate its aging, downtown center. The city has been working “to build a second century downtown since 2007,” said Thomas DiGiorgio, an architect and builder who is chairman of the Pompano Beach Economic Development Council, a public-private organization. Among the goals is creating new economic appeal for the city and making it more attractive for companies, their employees, tourists and year-round residents. DiGiorgio was one of the speakers at … Read More

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ULI Case Study Brief of Wynwood Walls Just Released

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Wynwood Walls is a collection of six privately owned warehouses that flank previously abandoned land used for junk storage and garbage in the urban core of Miami. In creating Wynwood Walls, the building facades were transformed into canvases and the open land area was converted to a gallery floor. The result is an outdoor “museum of the streets” by developer and placemaker Tony Goldman of Goldman Properties. It is one of the largest concentrated public displays of world-class street art, including more than 30 major works of art on giant … Read More

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ULI Southeast Florida/Caribbean Member Spotlight: Joe Chancy Highlighted as Entrepreneur

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ULI Entrepreneur Profiles are conversations with real estate development professionals who, in most cases, have recently made the leap into the industry whether as young individuals fresh out of school or as mid-career transitions. With a focus on small-scale developers often doing incremental and transformative work, these are quick and easy to read profiles to raise awareness of these professionals. By telling their stories, the Urban Land Institute hopes to inspire the next generation of small scale entrepreneurs to transform their own communities. Read the entrepreneur profile of ULI Southeast Florida/Caribbean … Read More

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Riviera Beach TAP Complete – Report Available

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In the summer of 2016, the City of Riviera Beach asked the ULI Southeast Florida/Caribbean District Council to convene a TAP to develop a set of observations and recommendations related to relocating or rebuilding city hall, the city’s public safety operations, the public works department, and a branch library. Five publicly-owned sites were to be considered in the evaluation, including the potential for private redevelopment on one or more of the sites. The following describes the process used by the TAP to make its recommendations, including…Read More Riviera Beach Tap … Read More

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Bank of America Announces ULI as a 2016 Community Development Grant Recipient

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Strong, vibrant neighborhoods are foundational to the overall economic health of our community. Yet, we know that particularly in low-to-moderate income areas, people struggle to access affordable housing and continuous revitalization of these neighborhoods is needed to create a better living environment for individuals and families. While South Florida boasts some of the best places to live, more work needs to be done to ensure a healthy ratio exists between cost of living and the availability of skilled-jobs and the wages they pay. We believe strongly that community revitalization is … Read More

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