Patricia Montemurri is a veteran Detroit-based journalist.
Articles by pmonte
- New Models for Active Adult Living
Published on October 14, 2019 in Planning & Design
Members of the 55-plus market are planning their next move—and they will do it on their terms.
- Municipalities and Developers Turning to Online Platforms to Get Civic Input
Published on July 18, 2019 in Economy, Market & Trends
The city of Detroit used an online platform to get more community feedback on the city’s first Sustainability Action Agenda. In addition to traditional community outreach, community members were solicited with a multilingual campaign using text messages, a web platform, and traditional yard signs, helping the city gather input from thousands of respondents, more than would be possible at a traditional community meeting.
- Finding a Funding Solution to Maintain Detroit’s Parks
Published on May 02, 2019 in Capital Markets
ULI Advisory Services convened a panel of land-use experts in early April to brainstorm ideas on how to improve funding for long-term maintenance and sustainability of Detroit’s parks.
- Hotels That Spin Their Own Tales
Published on April 01, 2019 in Development
Nashville’s new boutique hotels capitalize on a sometimes bawdy history, art and artifacts—and even a fictional persona.
- Boston’s Fenway/Kenmore Neighborhood and Longwood Medical Area
Published on September 17, 2018 in Planning & Design
The area surrounding the historic baseball stadium has been transfigured by new residential skyscrapers where fast-food restaurants once stood, in addition to high-tech health companies and a market concept popular in Portugal.
- Using Tactical Preservation to Revive Neighborhoods outside Downtown Detroit
Published on August 10, 2018 in Economy, Market & Trends
Can vacant theaters, banks, schools, libraries, churches, apartment buildings, and storefronts that once were mainstays of Detroit neighborhoods be preserved while also providing an economic boost? That was the issue facing a ULI Advisory Services panel that gathered in the Motor City in late July.
- The Key to Building Housing Faster, Safer—and More Profitably
Published on May 03, 2018 in Development
Fully Integrated Off-Site Solution (FIOSS) systems could solve the labor shortage in U.S. housing construction markets, says Gerard McCaughey, chief executive officer of Entekra Inc.
- How Four U.S. Cities Are Using Public Space to Revitalize Neighborhoods, Add Resilience
Published on May 03, 2018 in Planning & Design
Development professionals from Detroit, Houston, Atlanta, and San Antonio discussed how they reclaimed desolate space with art, parks, and public/private partnerships to revitalize riverfronts and neighborhoods.
- Driving People to the Motor City
Published on April 11, 2018 in Development
With his own Quicken Loans headquarters, historic rehabs—and a new Shinola boutique hotel—Dan Gilbert’s Bedrock Detroit brings back the cool.