La Placita Cinco: A Practical Prototype for Creating Housing Affordability and Revitalizing Disadvantaged Neighborhoods
Located in Santa Ana, California, La Placita Cinco is an innovative $31.4 million mixed-use project and a great example of how developers can revitalize old strip shopping centers, especially ones anchored by aging gas stations or similar run down retail pads.Read More
November 23, 2021
Developers build single-story, single-family detached units in multifamily communities to rent at premiums over multistory projects.
November 16, 2021
One company is building mobile applications to bring a deeper sense of community and communication to master-planned communities.
October 14, 2021
With more than a half a million people experiencing homelessness on any given night, the United States needs 6.8 million more affordable housing units, according to the National Low Income Housing Coalition. Speaking on the “Affordable Housing through Alternative Strategies” panel at the 2021 ULI Fall Meeting, Bryan Esenberg, managing deputy commissioner, Department of Housing, City of Chicago, said that there is a 120,000-affordable-unit gap just in Chicago and that at the current rate you likely cannot just build your way out of it.
October 12, 2021
The success of Chicago’s push in recent years to support development near public transit had a problem, according to Charlton Hamer, senior vice president of local developer Habitat Affordable Group: The popularity of the new projects created inequity because many people could not afford to live in them.
August 13, 2021
In Furthering Fair Housing: Prospects for Racial Justice in America’s Neighborhoods (2021, Temple University Press), influential housing thought leaders delve into the history of the fair housing and community development movements that have worked to improve housing opportunity for nonwhite households and provide perspectives on potential pathways forward.
July 22, 2021
“Atrium quads” can provide private, secure, spacious, flexible, single-family urban living at densities comparable to those provided by garden apartments.
March 29, 2021
As the new appointees at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development settle into their roles, they face challenges both old and new. Ethan Handelman, the new deputy assistant secretary of the agency’s Office of Multifamily Housing Programs, addressed the 2021 ULI Housing Opportunity Conference in March.
January 25, 2021
Demonstrating the connections among health, social equity, and living environments, ULI Arizona is offering solutions to boost housing affordability.
January 11, 2021
The Villages, a retiree-focused community northwest of Orlando, in 2020 once again topped RCLCO’s listing of the 50 top-selling U.S. master-planned communities. Total new home sales among the communities were 20 percent higher in 2020 than the previous year, RCLCO reported.