Author: Daniel McGraw
Journalist, fiction writer, and book author in Cleveland, Ohio.
Articles by Daniel McGraw
- Doubling Down on Equitable Growth in Indiana’s Fort Wayne
Published on May 15, 2023 in Planning & Design
In a report that emphasized upward mobility and inclusion in Indiana’s second largest city, a ULI Advisory Services panel for the Electric Works redevelopment project in Fort Wayne, Indiana, focused on the economic importance of being a destination with an “open tent.” That means having real and stated plans that emphasize the inclusion of the entire region.
- As Pittsburgh’s Downtown Booms, Developers Look to Suburbs Again
Published on December 14, 2018 in Economy, Market & Trends
Panelists at a recent ULI event talked about the region’s labor market and how rehabbing the suburbs to include more mixed-use amenities can drive retail transformation and denser development patterns.
- Building on Cleveland’s Health District with Opportunity Zones
Published on October 23, 2018 in Economy, Market & Trends
Developers and city leaders of Cleveland are considering how to redevelop a 400-acre (162 ha) neighborhood to the southeast of the downtown corridor. Once known as the “Forgotten Triangle,” the area is now part of the Cleveland Opportunity Corridor, with plans to reconnect the neighborhood to the University Circle area by 2021 via a multimodal boulevard.
- Encouraging Retail and Multifamily in Downtown Erie, Pennsylvania
Published on August 15, 2018 in Inside ULI
In early August, a ULI Advisory Services panel spent a week touring area development projects in Erie, Pennslyvania, focusing on Erie’s downtown revitalization and working within the city’s economic and cultural environment.
- Building on the Reconnection of Parks and Waterways along Cleveland’s Cuyahoga River
Published on July 20, 2018 in Sustainability
Like many former industrial U.S. cities, Cleveland is starting to see the fruits of repurposing waterfront land as open space. After decades of neglect, Cleveland's 25-acre (10 ha) Scranton Peninsula, located on the Cuyahoga River, has been acquired with the goal of creating a mixed-use, mid-rise neighborhood with views of downtown and prime access to the river.
- Confluence Park Celebrates San Antonio’s Shifting Water Management Legacy
Published on March 20, 2018 in Planning & Design
In early March, the city of San Antonio celebrated the opening of a new park. Named Confluence Park, it sits on about 3.5 acres (1.4 ha) where two major rivers meet. The park—a former construction storage yard—was ten years in the making, costing about $13 million.
- Low Cost of Living, Cultural Assets Could Draw Millennials to Cleveland
Published on February 12, 2018 in Economy, Market & Trends
Relatively low-cost housing combined with cultural amenities such as arts institutions and regional parks in and around Cuyahoga County, Ohio, as well as broader affordability and livability compared with other cities, are helping spark a wave of millennial migration to northeast Ohio. In addition, two aging malls in the region are being recast as distribution centers for Amazon, said speakers at a ULI Cleveland event in February.
- Public/Private Partnerships Driving Growth in Cincinnati
Published on January 02, 2018 in Economy, Market & Trends
At a recent ULI Cincinnati event, panelists agreed that a midsize market like Cincinnati needs cooperation between the public and private sectors to move things forward.
- Growth of Retail Sector, Adaptive Use Driving Opportunities in Pittsburgh
Published on December 14, 2017 in Economy, Market & Trends
At a panel discussion hosted by ULI Pittsburgh, experts highlighted the city’s interesting architecture, relatively affordable housing in walkable neighborhoods, and a strong outlook for the retail sector.