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For-Profit Developers Bring Expertise to Affordable Housing

A few developers, such as New York City–based Jonathan Rose Companies (JRCo) and St. Louis–based McCormack Baron Salazar, start with a mission-driven approach to create vibrant communities that give more people a safe and engaging place to call home—and then make sure that the developments also fit with their profit motivation.

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In Shanghai, a New Model for the Waterfront

Hushan North Bund transforms a former commercial dock into a vibrant mixed-use development.

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Industry City: Developer Jamestown’s Billion-Dollar Mixed-Use Revival in Brooklyn

A crumbling industrial site on the fringe of Brooklyn’s real estate boom is becoming a magnet for innovative businesses. Industry City has drawn Fortune 500 companies, technology startups, a professional sports training facility, an ice cream maker, and visual artists to a complex of 15 giant, century-old factory buildings on the Brooklyn waterfront.

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The city of Anaheim, California, paid $9 million to gut and make ready for vendors the Packing House building, which originally was used for shipment of oranges. The work included cutting a hole in the center of the floor, allowing the basement to become a bright, open space. (chet frolich)Retail/Entertainment

Food Markets Nourishing Development

Though they pose unique development challenges, authentic, locally focused food vendors create unique experiences.

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Recent Articles

  • Choice Neighborhoods: Redeveloping Boston’s Quincy Corridor

    August 10, 2015

    A development in Boston is the first of the five initial Choice Neighborhoods projects to be completed when HUD Secretary Julián Castro cut the ribbon on Quincy Heights, a 129-unit scattered-site housing redevelopment in Dorchester’s Quincy Corridor.

  • Ten Principles for Responsible Tourism

    Tourism is a critical factor in the U.S. and world economies. “The impacts of tourism on a community can be beneficial if planned and managed, or extremely damaging if left without controls,” says Michael Kelly, former chairman of the APA’s tourism planning division.

  • Innovative Capital Needed to Fund More Mixed-Income Communities

    August 3, 2015

    At a panel discussion on mixed-income housing at the recent ULI Housing Opportunity 2015 conference, ULI trustee Colleen Carey shared a recent experience of trying to raise capital for a mixed-income multifamily project that her firm, the Cornerstone Group, hopes to build as part of Lyndale Gardens, a new town center in Richfield, Minnesota.

  • Improving Educational Opportunities for Cities and Suburbs

    July 27, 2015

    Affordable housing projects are often ground zero for the achievement gap that exists in the United States said panelists at the ULI Housing Opportunity conference. Nearly one in four American children (22 percent as of 2013) live in poverty, with half of those children living in neighborhoods of concentrated poverty.

  • Not Just Retail—It’s a Whole New Bloc

    An unloved, enclosed downtown shopping mall is being opened up to create a “Rockefeller Center” for Los Angeles. The centerpiece of the project is an upscale 400,000-square-foot (37,000 sq m) outdoor shopping, dining, and entertainment district.

  • Building Up Community, One School at a Time

    July 23, 2015

    It requires strong partnerships among school districts, the community, and developers to place improved schools at the heart of a new development.

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