The 100-Acres district is a classic example of tidelands filled for industrial uses, which increasingly are in danger of being reclaimed by the water the fill was meant to displace. (BRA)Development

Developing Resilient Waterfront Blocks

Boston architects propose an elevated, connected network of buildings and services that would allow the land beneath to flood without destroying the community.

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A modern rectilinear 475-square foot 
(44 sq m) Origin PAD built by BluHomes 
at Joshua Tree, California, costs about $250,000 exclusive of land, site work, 
and soft costs. (BluHomes)Development

Developing Private Accessory Dwellings

Large homebuilders—and small-scale specialists—are coming up with ways to increase the supply of affordable and versatile accessory dwellings.

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Clarendon Center, a 402,000-square-foot (37,000 sq m) mixed-use development with retail, office, and luxury rentals, was developed by Bethesda, Maryland–based Saul Centers. The Clarendon neighborhood of Arlington, Virginia, is popular among millennials thanks to a walkable street scene bustling with restaurants, bars, and shops. The Metrorail station in the foreground affords quick access to Washington, D.C. (Saul Centers)Development

Making Downtowns What They Used to Be

Eight rules for building vibrant places where people can live, work, and play.

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Homes along Wilde Lake in Columbia, Maryland. (Jon Bilous)Development

Patient Capital for New Communities

Planned communities require long-term financial commitments and sophisticated oversight from capital sources.

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    June 1, 2015

    The nine-hole golf course at the Charles R. Drew Charter School gets a lot of use during an average school day. That golf is a dedicated subject at a southern school is not exactly remarkable—but how this came to be is. Two decades ago, the golf course was closed—and as decrepit as the East Lake Meadows housing project that sat on its edge.

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