Tags: Mixed-use

What the office sector needs to learn from hotels, retail and — wait, what airports and the car industry?

What the office sector needs to learn from hotels, retail and — wait, what airports and the car industry?

To be at the forefront of the office real estate sector, don’t spend too much time thinking about offices. At Bisnow’s London State of Office event on 12 September, more than 250 delegates heard from a variety of experts who advised that to remain relevant, office owners and developers need to look to a variety… READ MORE

Faith Organizations Partner with Private Developers to Build Affordable Housing

Faith Organizations Partner with Private Developers to Build Affordable Housing

Increasingly, faith-based institutions are partnering with private developers to develop vacant or underutilized parcels—more specifically, to help bridge the affordable housing divide. Since the 1970s, St. John’s Global Ministries of the Kingdom, a 93-year-old Baptist church in Queens, has sought to build a new church and develop an unused lot. Now, with the help of the… READ MORE

Could a single dollar transform a south Stockton neighborhood?

Could a single dollar transform a south Stockton neighborhood?

A dollar these days might buy you half a cup of coffee, one-third of a gallon of gas or one-quarter of a McDonald’s Quarter Pounder. But there is at least one exception to the vanishing buying power of a $1 bill. Consider the city-owned 1.6-acre vacant lot on the east side of Airport Way bordered… READ MORE

Former post offices finding new life as mixed-use projects, community hubs.

Former post offices finding new life as mixed-use projects, community hubs.

An increasing number of old post office properties around the country are being reinvented into everything from upscale apartments and hotels to creative office space and even a train hall. The digital revolution created the need for less “physical” mail, and therefore, the need for fewer post office locations. In response, the U.S. Postal Service has… READ MORE

Retail Isn’t Dead. It’s Getting A Second Life In Mixed-Use Redevelopment

Retail Isn’t Dead. It’s Getting A Second Life In Mixed-Use Redevelopment

Bay Area cities and developers are flocking to mixed-use projects as a way to increase value and uses for a particular site. With traffic congestion getting worse each year, the conversation has shifted toward creating more engaging communities where residents can live and work without getting in their cars. Mixed-use redevelopment does not just mean… READ MORE

The new tech campus: How some employers slay nasty commutes

The new tech campus: How some employers slay nasty commutes

As 90-minute “megacommutes” become increasingly common in the Bay Area, to say that Boramee Seo has an enviable trek to work is a mega-understatement. While her peers are packed like sardines wearing business suits in crowded BART cars, or spend hours each day quietly fuming behind the wheel in stop-and-go traffic, Seo walks. Fifteen minutes after leaving her… READ MORE

Creating Streets People Can Identify With

Creating Streets People Can Identify With

Constrained by an existing infrastructure of arterials and freeways, suburban municipalities are turning to private developers to create Main Street–style developments that emulate the qualities of traditional cities, mixing shops, housing, and offices along a pedestrian-oriented street. But while many of these developments capture the look of Main Street, they lack the larger connection to… READ MORE