Category Archives: Case Study

Showcase Your Project

The ULI Charlotte is announcing a new way to showcase your project and to share interesting and innovative projects throughout the region. Case Studies will explore new market trends and project best practices. The intent of the case study is to draw from the experience of our region to share innovative approaches to real estate and development. Projects may be a private or public and of any size/scale. Suggested topics may include affordable housing, sustainability, creative placemaking, mobility, TOD, open space, community engagement, adaptive reuse. Other topics are also encouraged. … Read More

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From ULI: The New Geography of Urban Neighborhoods

New research from the Urban Land Institute shows that the population of urban neighborhoods in many metropolitan areas is growing as quickly or nearly as quickly as that of suburban neighborhoods, reflecting ongoing consumer demand – particularly among younger households — for living environments that are convenient to jobs, transit, and urban amenities, and which are highly walkable. Access the full report here.

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Case Study Recap: The Metropolitan

On June 23, 2015, the Young Leaders Group facilitated a conversation around the redevelopment of the Metropolitan in midtown Charlotte. Panelists included Peter A. Pappas – Pappas Properties, Ron Kimble – City of Charlotte, and John Collett – Collett & Associates. Read More

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The Metropolitan

This program will feature a conversation between Peter A. Pappas of Pappas Properties, John Collett of Collett & Associates, and Ron Kimble of the City of Charlotte discussing what it took to get the original deal done, negotiations with NC DOT, the City of Charlotte and a TIF, stacked big box, uncovering the greenway, and working with the neighboring Cherry community. Read More

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ULI Report finds gap between desire for and availability of community livability attributes

Many Americans face significant community design-related barriers to living a healthy life, according to a new report, America in 2015, released today by the Urban Land Institute (ULI). Read More

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Study Shows Substantial Return on EPA’s Brownfield Cleanup Efforts

According to a recent National Bureau of Economic Research paper, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Brownfields Program has largely paid for itself by boosting property values since it was launched in 1995. >>Read More Here

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New from ULI Case Studies: The Rise in Vancouver

In this new Case Study from ULI, The Rise is an exemplary model of transit-oriented, central-city development that successfully mixes large-format retail uses with smaller shops and housing in a well-resolved mid-rise form. The Rise is an urban infill, residential-over-retail building located next to downtown Vancouver, British Columbia. The site was originally occupied by a car dealership, but international developer Grosvenor saw the potential for the company to expand into a dynamic, rapidly growing urban market. Its primary retail tenants are three large-format stores: Home Depot, Save-On-Foods, and Winners/HomeSense. Above … Read More

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Charlotte’s Innovation Park featured in ULI Building for Wellness: The Business Case

Building for Wellness: The Business Case answers questions posed by ULI members over the past year:  Does wellness make business sense as a development objective? How have developers pursued this objective? What has the market response been? And how have developers measured their success? In a series of 13 profiles—including apartments, condominiums, office buildings, business parks, and master-planned communities—developers share their motivation for incorporating a variety of health and wellness features in their projects, how these features factored into the overall development and operations process, and how the market has … Read More

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Complete a Survey and Become Involved in CONNECT Our Future Initiative

Our 14-county region is the fastest-growing metro region in the country, projected to double in population by 2050.  That’s another 2 million + people!  Our region already includes a diversity of people and places that are unique, but we share a common set of regional challenges.  What will this  future growth mean for traffic, educational systems, job creation, the environment?   Now is the perfect time to develop a strategy. CONNECT Our Future is engaging people all over the region collaborating on the development of strategies that position our region for … Read More

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Register for Upcoming Meetings Today!

Upcoming Wednesday, September 15 – YLG Steering Committee Meeting Thursday, September 16 – District Council Webinar on Sustainability Initiatives Wednesday, September 22 – District Council Webinar on Workforce Housing Initiatives   Registration is Now Open September 23 – The Vue – YLG Case Study – Register Now! September 29 – Disruptive Demographics – Register Now! October 1 – Applications Due for TOD MasterMind Series – Register Now! October 5 – Nuts & Bolts #5 – Bank Workout – Register Now! October 12-15 – ULI Fall Meeting (Washington DC) – Register Now! Save … Read More

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