Monthly Archives: November 2010

UrbanLand Magazine News

Housing Gen Y: The Next Challenge for Cities Each generation has its unique attributes and faces its unique challenges. Generation Y, which consists of young people from their late teens to their early 30s, is no exception. But two facts in particular distinguish it from any previous U.S. generation: it is by most accounts the largest in U.S. history, consisting of some 80 million people or more, and it is by far the most economically challenged since the Great Depression. Together, these two facts point to a tough challenge for … Read More

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TAP Application Deadline is Tomorrow (11/12)

Have you thought lately about where you’re going and the best way to get there? ULI Charlotte, a District Council of the Urban Land Institute (ULI), invites you to submit applications for a Technical Assistance Program (TAP). TAP is a program organized to assist local municipalities and community-based non-profit organizations with a specific land use planning, development, or redevelopment issue. It is a great way for your organization to receive strategic and cost effective input on a land use challenge in your community. • To apply, click here. • For … Read More

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Mobile Workshop | Double Oaks Redevelopment | Dec. 2nd

Mobile Workshop: Double Oaks Redevelopment Mixed-Use Affordable Development Young Leaders-Only Event December 2, 2010 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm 1125 Kohler Avenue Charlotte, NC 28206   Join fellow ULI Charlotte Young Leaders for discussion on the redevelopment of the Double Oaks along the Statesville Avenue Corridor. The workshop will include a discussion lead by the developer, Lee Cochran of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Housing Partnership as well as a question and answer session, followed by a tour of the completed project. Topics will include: Project History (2 re-zonings + a 3rd anticipated), … Read More

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UrbanLand Magazine – Highlights of ULI’s 2010 Fall Meeting

 What Housing Crash? The American Dream is Alive and Well with Gen Y Gen Y holds a high view of the American Dream – despite the housing market collapse – with the majority of respondents expecting to own homes within five years. For the full article, click here.

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ULI Charlotte Sponsor Featured in Units Magazine

Ginkgo Residential, formerly Babcock & Brown Residential, has recently been showcased in Units Magazine, an NAA publication. Although Ginkgo Residential is operating with the same employees, its focus has gone green. Owner, Philip Payne says, “It’s a refocus and re-energizing of this management group to do what we’ve always done – maintain and make available high-quality, middle market rental housing…” Ginkgo Residential has a new objective and is placing a stronger emphasis on environmentally friendly renovations rather than building new construction. Payne says tearing down structures is wasteful and renovating or “rehabilitating” projects is … Read More

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Insights from ULI Fall Meeting Shared with Charlotte

Over 100 ULI Charlotte members came together to hear about the ULI Fall Meeting in Washington, DC.  The meeting was kicked off by Charles Teal, followed by a panel of Chuck Graham, John Porter and Dave Chandler, moderated by Mike Burnett. The following insights were shared: Charles Teal Disruptive economics – Charlotte’s employment declines during the second quarter while Raleigh gains. Mike Burnett Consumer Trends—there is a market! Boomers are entering a new phase: lifestyle longevity, and Generation X is focused on family and friends and place more importance on … Read More

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