Summary of Wyandanch Village Wyandanch Village is a 40-acre, community-led redevelopment project designed as a comprehensive, “smart growth” transit-oriented development (TOD) located in the hamlet of Wyandanch, a historically underserved community within the town of Babylon, in New York’s Suffolk County, located on Long Island. This comprehensive, multiphase, mixed-use, mixed-income project was made possible by […]
Summary of Bonifacio Global City The Bonifacio Global City (BGC) story began in 1995 when investment holding company Metro Pacific acquired a 150-hectare site through public auction. Then part of Fort Bonifacio and the former home base of the Philippine military, BGC is strategically located in the heart of Metro Manila, 5 km east of […]
Hudson Park is a transit-oriented multifamily rental development—adjacent to the Yonkers Metro-North train station in the heart of Yonkers, New York—consisting of four separate buildings built in three phases over a 17-year period. The project is located on a former industrial site of eight acres located between the train station and the Hudson River. The first phase includes 266 apartments in two separate nine-story buildings, the second phase includes 294 apartments in one building with two towers of 12 and 14 stories, and the third phase includes 213 apartments in one 24-story tower. The project also encompasses 18,606 square feet of retail and office space. Hudson Park was undertaken by Collins Enterprises and involved a public/private partnership and cooperation among various groups, including the city of Yonkers, the Yonkers Industrial Development Agency, the state of New York, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, and numerous private capital sources. Hudson Park will consist of 773 rental apartments when completed in 2018.
Park 8Ninety is a 127-acre business park in Missouri City, Texas, just southwest of Houston. Ultimately, 1.8 million square feet of warehouse and flex space is planned, beginning with a speculatively built first phase of 439,704 square feet in three buildings with high ceilings and wide column spacing. Existing tenants include distributors and manufacturers, many serving nearby hospitals or the building trades..
The infill site has excellent highway access but had been overlooked because it was entangled by multiple utility easements that made drainage difficult. The municipality of Missouri City worked with developer Trammell Crow to implement an off-site stormwater detention strategy that raised the site’s elevation and created a new recreational lake at an adjacent city park.
The Sabine-to-Bagby Promenade, one of the largest investments in public parkland ever carried out by the city of Houston, has resurrected a neglected, trash-strewn section of the historic Buffalo Bayou waterfront as a signature gateway to downtown. The project, which created more than 3,000 linear feet (914 m) of parks along the waterway, adds 23 acres (9 ha) of parkland to downtown Houston. It is helping the city to at least begin to realize the civic and recreational potential of the bayou, the waterway that gave birth to Houston in 1836.
After centuries of use as a military base, a 13-hectare (32 acre) land parcel in the historic center of Breda has been reborn as a public domain. Based on a plan created by architect Rem Koolhas (Office for Metropolitan Architecture), Chassé Park, a multiuse urban infill community has sprouted up where barracks once housed soldiers. It comprises 700 housing units, including 100 units of public housing; 30,000 square meters (322,917 sf) of office space; 2,000 square meters (21,528 sf) of retail space; 1,500 underground parking spaces; and eight hectares (20 ac) of public parkland.
South Campus Gateway is a visionary collaboration between the Ohio State University, the city of Columbus, and neighborhood stakeholders in an effort to transform a 7.5-acre (3 ha) tract that straddles the university campus and a distressed, low-income neighborhood. Developed by the not-for-profit Campus Partners, the $150 million dynamic mixed-use development is the signature project in the organization’s decade-long planning effort to revitalize the University District area. Using a complex layering of financing, the project comprises 184 apartments, 98,000 square feet (9,105 m2) of office space, and 249,000 square feet (23,133 m2) of retail stores, including an eight-screen cinema, a dozen restaurants, a university bookstore, and an organic grocery.
A product of a public/private endeavor among Arthur Hill & Co., the city of Evanston, and Northwestern University, Church Street Plaza is a $181 million mixed-use development around transit with 174,000 gross leasable square feet (16,165 m2) of retail, restaurant, and entertainment space. Considered the catalyst for downtown Evanston’s decade-long resurgence, Church Street Plaza took advantage of a creative financing and partnership model to revitalize the urban core. The 7.2-acre (2.9-ha) project serves as a gateway between downtown Evanston and Northwestern University and also includes an 18-screen cinema, a 178-room hotel, a 204-unit condominium building, a 195,000-square-foot (59,436-m2) office building, and a 1,400-car parking garage.
Cabot Circus is a 150,000-square-meter (1.6 million-sq. ft.) new urban quarter developed by the Bristol Alliance, a partnership between two of the United Kingdom’s largest developers, Land Securities and Hammerson. The mixed-use development was built in collaboration with the Bristol City Council, which was eager to revive a major district of the United Kingdom’s eighth-largest city. Cabot Circus was conceived as a new urban heart to the city and designed to provide Bristol’s affluent demographic with high-quality shopping, leisure, and entertainment, in hopes of moving the city up to a top shopping destination.
At first glance, the Corvinus University/Studium office building is merely another seven-story office block—albeit a Class A office building with a spectacular vista of the Danube and a multitude of amenities—in downtown Budapest. But the story of how this development came to be is a first in Hungary, a country that shifted in 1989 from a centrally planned economy to a free-market system and one still unaccustomed to public/private partnerships. The Corvinus University/Studium building is a win-win-win achievement for a public university (Corvinus), a private developer (Wing), and the city of Budapest.