Prairiefire: A Mixed-Use Center Meets T. Rex

In a unique collaboration, the American Museum of Natural History brings its traveling exhibits to a new development in Overland Park, Kansas.

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  • In Shanghai, a New Model for the Waterfront

    August 31, 2015

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

  • 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.

  • Big City Dreaming: The Sometimes Mixed Results of Mixed Use

    July 15, 2015

    In an opinion piece for Urban Land Online, ULI Foundation Governor and developer John McNellis argues that mandating mixed use is not the best way to incentivize development.

  • Unique Narratives Required for Transformative Mixed-Use Developments

    June 22, 2015

    For mixed-use development to be truly transformative, it needs a story, panelists said at the ULI Asia Pacific Summit, held June 3 in Tokyo.

  • Practical Considerations Can Make or Break Mixed Use

    May 21, 2015

    Creating a thriving mixed-use property is not nearly as simple as putting retail space on the ground floor of a multifamily residential building, even though that is just what many local officials and planners like to dictate, according to a panel of experts at the ULI Spring Meeting in Houston.

  • Financing among Several Challenges for Ideal Mixed-Use Projects

    May 19, 2015

    Mixed-use projects have the potential to transform urban areas and create long-term value. But as members of a panel at the 2015 ULI Spring Meeting in Houston explained, it is a lot trickier than it might seem to create a successful synergy of uses.

  • ExxonMobil’s New Campus: Giving Houston a Second Energy Corridor

    May 4, 2015

    Executives are keeping their large, new campus largely under wraps. Nevertheless, it is transforming the area’s real estate.

  • Making Sports-Oriented Mixed Use Work

    April 29, 2015

    The successful development of the Arena District in Columbus, Ohio, set into motion a nationwide flurry of development of urban sports-oriented entertainment districts, as municipal officials across the country reimagined their city centers as places where people live, work, and play.

  • The City with (Almost) No Limits

    April 20, 2015

    As the only major U.S. city without formal zoning, Houston has a reputation as a freewheeling place where anything goes. But in truth, a complex patchwork of public and private regulation has evolved to impose order.

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