Author: dmcrgaw

Articles by dmcrgaw

  • 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 the neighborhoods and development projects of Erie, Pennslyvania, a city which has lost 30 percent of its population since 1960. The 11-person panel—chaired by ULI Trustee Richard Reynolds, president of a real estate consulting firm in Boston—focused on Erie’s downtown revitalization and working within the city’s current 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 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 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 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.