Author: jgose

Joe Gose is a free-lance writer and editor based in Kansas City, Missouri. His work has appeared in The New York Times, Investor’s Business Daily, and Barron’s.

Articles by jgose

  • U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum among Anchors Driving Downtown Development in Colorado Springs
    Published on October 02, 2020 in Development
    Eight years after a ULI Advisory Services panel gathered in the shadow of Pikes Peak to brainstorm about revitalizing Colorado Springs, the recent opening of the $91 million U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum in the southwest corner of downtown represents an important cornerstone of the city’s urban renewal effort while bolstering its identity as “Olympic City, USA.”
  • ULI Advisory Panel Charts Path for More Equitable Kansas City Parks System
    Published on December 11, 2019 in Development
    The 125-year-old parks system in Kansas City, Missouri, is a source of much civic pride. But the system also played a role in creating divisions in the community. A century later, these effects still reverberate in the parks system as development trends, zoning policies, and financial challenges have perpetuated inequity, according to panelists speaking at a ULI Advisory Services presentation in Kansas City, Missouri.
  • Honoring U.S. Veterans with a Museum and Memorial in Columbus
    Published on January 07, 2019 in Planning & Design
    Over the last eight years, Columbus has leveraged the creation of some 40 acres (16 ha) of green and recreational space along the Scioto River to spark $400 million in new private development, including the National Veterans Memorial & Museum.
  • Panelists Compare Use of Public/Private Partnerships in the U.S., Canada, and Australia
    Published on October 11, 2018 in Development
    During a discussion about public/private partnerships (PPPs or P3s) at the 2018 ULI Fall Meeting in Boston, panelists explored what types of infrastructure projects are likely to be best suited for the innovative tool in which public agencies can facilitate desired projects while shifting much of the development, financing, operating responsibility, and risk to private developers.
  • Racial and Social Equity Increasingly Are Part of Development Goals
    Published on October 10, 2018 in Economy, Market & Trends
    Over the last decade, the remaking of urban districts around the United States has often led to significant neighborhood upheaval. But developers, nonprofit organizations, and public agencies are placing increasing emphasis on building equitable outcomes into development and renewal, and officials from two organizations at the forefront of that effort shared their experiences at the 2018 ULI Fall Meeting in Boston.
  • Boston Mayor Martin Walsh Cites Need for Housing, Infrastructure
    Published on October 10, 2018 in Economy, Market & Trends
    At the 2018 Fall Meeting in Boston, Mayor Martin Walsh called on developers and other real estate professionals to help the city and state move housing and infrastructure initiatives forward.
  • Two Developers Share Their Path to Transformational Projects
    Published on October 05, 2018 in Development
    A pair of developers and ULI leaders, one trained as a lawyer and the other as a scientist, shared the paths that led them to become developers and help transform their respective cities during a recent ULI Kansas City event.
  • A Mixed-Use Vertical Village Revives a Retail Ruin in Memphis
    Published on September 17, 2018 in Development
    A former Sears, Roebuck & Company distribution center and retail location in the Crosstown neighborhood of Memphis with historic landmark status has evolved into a mixed-use project with retail, health and educational space, plus apartments.
  • Developers Teeing Off on Golf Course Glut
    Published on August 13, 2018 in Development
    Developers are snatching up aging golf course properties—many closed or losing money—with an eye toward combining housing with other uses while often trying to preserve at least some of the greenery for community use.
  • Demographic Shifts Keeping Kansas City Suburbs and Urban Core Viable
    Published on February 02, 2018 in Economy, Market & Trends
    Kansas City’s suburbs have fueled population growth in the metropolitan area over the last 70 years, a post–World War II pattern common across most large cities in the United States, and it does not appear that expansion is slowing anytime soon, even as parts of Kansas City’s urban core are also enjoying a resurgence, said panelists at a recent ULI event in Overland Park, Kansas.
  • Growth in E-commerce Driving Larger Warehouse Designs
    Published on January 11, 2018 in Planning & Design
    E-commerce’s explosive growth, an emphasis on speeding up supply chain fulfillment, and robust leasing demand among traditional warehouse users are dramatically influencing the industrial property market. Several quarters of healthy absorption and strong rent growth across most U.S. markets not only have turned the cavernous boxes into commercial real estate darlings, but also are driving a warehouse construction boom that is churning out larger buildings designed to enhance rapid delivery.
  • A Net-Zero, Manufactured-Housing Concept for the Low-Energy Future
    Published on September 15, 2017 in Economy, Market & Trends
    With California’s net-zero-energy mandate on the horizon—requiring new homes to generate as much power as they consume—a team made up of KB Home, KTGY Architecture + Planning, and publisher Hanley Wood late last year provided a glimpse of what they thought a home of the future might look like.
  • Building Smarter Homes in Southern California
    Published on August 28, 2017 in Development
    Advances in technology and connectivity along with the identification of best practices by a collaboration of IT firms, homebuilders, and home product companies are delivering smart home platforms that are more user friendly than ever.
  • Drawing Business Travelers Back to Kansas City’s Airport
    Published on May 30, 2017 in Planning & Design
    If you have ever flown through Kansas City International Airport, you likely have noticed the three stand-alone horseshoe terminals—only two of which are active. Or the lack of food and beverage choices, restrooms, and other amenities near the gates compared with what is available at similar, modern airports.
  • Adding Green Space and Value in Houston’s Upper Kirby District
    Published on March 20, 2017 in Sustainability
    A $15 million redevelopment of Levy Park in Houston’s Upper Kirby District neighborhood southwest of downtown creates green space and placemaking for the growing city of Houston.
  • New Greenway Planned for Tulsa Aims to Tear Down City’s “Silos”
    Published on September 19, 2016 in Planning & Design
    A Gathering Place for Tulsa, under construction along the eastern bank of the Arkansas River two miles (3.2 km) south of downtown, is one of the biggest greenway projects under development from scratch in the United States.