The district now known as Bras Basah.Bugis, located northeast of Singapore’s city center, was once an area characterized by low real estate values and deteriorating physical conditions. In 1989, the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) of Singapore, the national planning authority, in partnership with private developers, embarked on a two-decade redevelopment effort to transform the area into the city-state’s arts, culture, learning, and entertainment district. Today, the 95-hectare (235-ac) district is home to a synergistic educational and arts cluster— three national museums, seven arts housing facilities, three arts schools, 105 private commercial schools, a city university, and a new National Library—as well as a vibrant mixed-use core, including 266,700 square meters (2.87 million sf) of office space, 141,300 square meters (1.52 million sf) of retail space, and more than 1,100 residential units.
International Place (IPlace) is a $7 million mixed-use project in the downtown historic business district of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Developed by Blackberry LLC, an affiliate of the Harristown Development Corporation and Affiliates, it combines new construction with rehabilitation and streetfront improvements. At 32,000 square feet (2,973 sq m), IPlace includes student housing, a restaurant, retail space, and a culinary arts program associated with Harrisburg Area Community College. International House (IHouse), the housing component, comprises 34 housing units for 64 students from the numerous colleges and universities located in the area.
Located near the University of Washington’s Seattle campus, Nordheim Court provides housing for 460 students in a complex of eight, three- to five-story buildings oriented around a pond and open spaces. The 146-unit project comprises a mix of studio, one-, two-, and four-bedroom units in both townhouse and flat configurations on 2.8 acres (1.13 hectares) of land. Lorig Associates, Nordheim Court’s for-profit developer, built it in a partnership with the state-funded University of Washington and nonprofit entity Twenty-Fifth Avenue Properties LLC.
Located on what was once the city of Winooski’s abandoned urban core, Winooski Falls features housing, shops, offices, and parking, all just steps away from the Winooski River. The result of a public/private partnership among two private developers and the city, the project also includes $24 million in infrastructure improvements, such as a traffic circle, parks, and a riverwalk. The project has five components. The Vermont Student Assistance Corporation (VSAC) building is an 85,000-square-foot (7,896-sq-m) office building. There is also a six-story, 950-space municipality-owned parking garage. Keen’s Crossing comprises 213 units of mixed-income rental housing in four buildings. Located in a structure wrapped around the parking garage, Spinner Place University Housing can accommodate up to 312 beds for college students in the five stories above ground-floor retail. Offering 70 condominium units and an underground parking garage, the Cascades will feature 234 units at buildout.
Developed by Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, the Lofts of Washington University is a student housing and retail mixed-use project. It currently provides off-campus housing for 414 undergraduate students in four buildings in the Delmar Loop, a vibrant commercial corridor a half mile from the main university campus. The Lofts’ distinctive pedestrian mews offers a new linkage between the neighborhood’s residential and commercial areas. The project also includes approximately 22,000 square feet of retail space and 220 underground parking spaces for residents. A future phase of the Lofts could add a fifth building and another 186 student beds—for a total of 600 beds in 245 units—as well as 80 more parking spaces.
ECO Modern Flats is a 96-unit multifamily rental project on a 2.9-acre site in Fayetteville, Arkansas, home to the University of Arkansas. The $7.4 million development project involved the complete renovation and repositioning of four three-story buildings first built between 1968 and 1972. The project includes both sustainable design and wellness features and has been targeted to an underserved rental market of young professionals 20 to 30 years of age