Mixed Use & Retail Centers
Cleveland Warehouse District Redevelopment Master Plan
Fifth + Broadway
The Hub on Causeway
1364ah Lifestyle Center
1 St. Clair West
CEC Vanke Shenzhen Bay Headquarters
The Central Park
Twenty by Six
The Center for Pursuit
730 Third Avenue
Manchester Pacific Gateway
Suzhou Zhongnan Center
Lower Broadway Master Plan
West End Mall Master Plan Study
Torre Universal Sustainability
Metropolitan Square Repositioning
AT&T Discovery District
Willis Tower Repositioning
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Destination Aldgate: Reinventing London's Central Business District
From Vacancy to Vibrancy: Reimagining the Future of Downtown San Francisco
Trends to Watch: The Future of Cities Relies on Multiuse Districts
The Trends Defining What’s Next for Stranded Assets and Building Transformation
Thinking Outside the City: Why Transforming Stranded Assets Can Unlock Value in the Suburbs
The Future Is Mixed Use: How Principles of Mixed Use Design Will Restore Our Communities
What Makes a Great Retail Experience? Community, Connection, and Entertainment Are Key.
The Urban Block Club: A New Model to Revive Our Central Business Districts
What Sports Venues Must Do to Be Tomorrow’s Cultural and Economic Anchors
Shopping Malls Are Dying — Here's How to Bring Them Back to Life
Revitalizing Stranded Assets to Build Vibrant Suburban Districts
How Willis Tower’s Repositioning Is Unlocking New Value and Reenergizing Chicago
How an Iconic Houston Park Helped Spark the Development of Downtown
Residential will be the key anchor of mixed-use developments.
Real estate markets have recast what’s most important for mixed-use developments, and residential is now the key ingredient. It is residents, not visitors, who will have direct stakes in a development’s overall health and who will make up the captive audience that drives on-site retail, entertainment, and food & beverage, setting the tone for attracting outside visitation and investment in the development.
Activating a development’s “in-between” spaces with mixed-use design strategies will enable more diverse programming and flexibility.
Ground plane activation is the “buzz” in the industry as developers see an opportunity to create 20-minute neighborhoods that appeal to a diverse range of people and offerings. Locating certain amenities adjacent to buildings rather than inside them can help tenants manage costs and help cities promote more inclusive, varied, and vibrant programming.
Developers will capitalize on the utility of the pedestrian realm.
After witnessing the economic and social potential of dedicated open-air pedestrian zones, many cities are maintaining and investing in them as long-term fixtures. Developers and retailers are taking a close look at sidewalks, streets, stairs, and corridors as overlooked domains ripe with the potential to foster commerce and community culture.