Category Archives: Urban Redevelopment

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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Resiliency Panel Report Available – Arch Creek Basin, Miami

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With over 84 miles of coastline and a population of 2.6 million people, Miami-Dade County is one of the most vulnerable areas to sea level rise in the country. Many parts of the County are already regularly experiencing flooding due to low elevations and drainage problems, and the County is vulnerable to extreme weather events that could include catastrophic winds and storm surge. South Florida’s porous substrate also makes traditional defenses, such as levees, less effective for managing groundwater levels and flooding. Miami-Dade County invited ULI to study the Arch … Read More

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There’s No single Solution for Lack of Affordable Housing

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Local governments could make building permit processes more efficient, panelists said. A complete set of public policies is more likely than a solitary solution to expand the availability of affordable housing, a director of the Urban Land Institute said during a panel presentation Wednesday in Miami. “There is no one policy tool that in and of itself is going to make a dramatic difference on this problem,” said Stockton Williams, executive director of ULI’s Terwilliger Center for Housing. “The good news is a number of cities are starting to put … Read More

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From Suburban Office Park to a New Downtown in Florida

To the east of City Hall, Codina Partners developed 8333 NW 53rd St., a 150,000-square-foot (14,000 sq m) office building with a rotunda at its southwestern corner and its own six-level, 700-space parking garage. (CR-Codina Partners)

As single-use suburban office parks across the nation suffer increasing vacancies, developers have begun to acquire and transform them into mixed-use centers. Meanwhile, as corporations as different as Weyerhaeuser and General Electric gravitate from office parks to center cities like Seattle and Boston, respectively, office park redevelopers increasingly seek to create walkable urbanism with diverse uses within multitenant, mixed-use, nascent downtowns. In south Florida, a father/daughter development team took on the task of developing an entire new downtown out of what had been an office park. Initially developed in the … Read More

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Developing Urban Mixed-Use Properties and New Urban Neighborhoods: Three Case Studies

ULI is offering a free webinar series exclusively for its members. Join now so you can attend the next one, which will feature findings from three of the latest ULI Case Studies. This webinar is the first in a new series that will occur quarterly. WHEN: June 5, 2014 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm WHAT The opportunities for redevelopment and reuse of underutilized sites in central cities are increasing as urban environments continue to attract both businesses and residents, but many challenges and obstacles remain for developers who seek to undertake such … Read More

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