Researchers found that residents of coastal Virginia appear to be some of the happiest people in the country, with Richmond-Petersburg, Norfolk-Virginia Beach-Newport News, and Washington, D.C., ranking as the top three happiest large cities (metropolitan areas of at least 1 million residents). Charlottesville, Virginia, ranks as the overall happiest metropolitan area.
Neighborhoods with small-scale historic buildings can be economic and cultural powerhouses when given a chance to survive and evolve.
According to a recent National Bureau of Economic Research paper, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Brownfields Program has largely paid for itself by boosting property values since it was launched in 1995.
The Trepp survey for the week ending July 25 showed average spreads declining 2 basis points on what seems to be their inexorable path to zero.
Five finalists have been announced for this year’s award, which recognizes outstanding examples of successful large- and small-scale public spaces.
Columbus Commons and Scioto Mile – Columbus, Ohio
Sante Fe, New Mexico
Washington Park, Cincinnati Ohio