Abilene Reinvents Its Downtown

Abilene Festival District Hotel, Texas

The City of Abilene, TX has issued a Request for Proposals for a downtown conference center hotel and  new mixed-use development on City owned property adjacent to the City’s existing convention center.  The City is following the suggestion of its recently completed Economic Development Strategic Plan targeting downtown as a new center of business activity with […]

Montgomery Selects Preferred Urban Design for New In-Fill Village Project

Aerial view of Phase 1 of Montgomery Gateway

I’m pleased to be asked by Gateway Partners LLC, a group that includes Great Traditions Land & Development Co., Brandicorp, Greiwe Development Group, North American Properties and Sibcy Cline to work on the team that has been selected by the City of Montgomery to develop more than 12 acres of prime land along Montgomery Road and Ronald […]

Place-Making on the Agenda at Tiffin, Ohio Downtown Summit

Thursday Night Live Event at Cheapside Fifth Third Pavilion, Lexington, KY

In May, I joined Tedd Hardesty, ASLA, a Founding Partner of  EDGE to talk about the power of place-making at a Downtown Summit in Tiffin, Ohio hosted by The Seneca Industrial and Economic Development Corporation (SIEDC) at  historic Heidelberg University.  In addition to place-making, the event also featured Terry Foegler, President of Terry Foegler & Associates LLC. […]

Hamilton County Planning

New Urbanism

These are the  7 Characteristics and Concerns when we were approaching the Hamilton County Planning for New Urbanism and Mixed  Use Development. New Urbanism from Wikipedia New Urbanism is an urban design movement which promotes walkable neighborhoods containing a range of housing and job types. It arose in the United States in the early 1980s, and has gradually influenced many aspects of real […]